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January 22, 2018

Uhuru welcomes Nkedianye, Kajiado Opposition leaders to Jubilee

President Uhuru Kenyatta receiving former Kajiado Governor David Nkedianye and other leaders at State House, Nairobi, October 12, 2017. /PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta receiving former Kajiado Governor David Nkedianye and other leaders at State House, Nairobi, October 12, 2017. /PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta has formally received former Kajiado Governor David Nkedianye who joined Jubilee Party on Wednesday.

Nkedianye was accompanied by a team of other leaders who vied for various political positions on ODM ticket in Kajiado county in the August 8 general election.

The team, which joined Jubilee, included Daniel Tinai who vied for the Kajiado senatorial seat, Joseph Simel who vied for Kajiado West MP seat and Esther Somoire who lost to Janet Teiyaa of Jubilee in the race for the Kajiado Woman Rep position.

Uhuru received them at a meeting attended by Deputy President William Ruto at State House, Nairobi.

The President thanked the former Governor and his team for joining Jubilee, a party focused on uniting the country and lifting the lives of all Kenyans.

"There is need for us to work together to improve the lives of Kajiado residents and all Kenyans," Uhuru said.

Nkedianye pledged to work with Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku for the benefit of residents.

He lauded Uhuru for his commitment to improve the welfare of all Kenyans and vowed to use his network of grassroots leaders to mobilise votes for the President in the October 26 fresh presidential election.

He added that the country has witnessed unprecedented development under the Jubilee administration.

The DP said following his meeting with Kajiado leaders, they have agreed to shelve their differences and work together to accelerate development and improve service delivery to the residents. 

Ole Lenku said they have sat and agreed as Maasai leaders to join hands in the search for a lasting solution to problems facing Kajiado residents.

"Kajiado is very dynamic. We are bringing everybody on body and we assure you that Kajiado is solidly behind Jubilee," the Governor said.

On Wednesday, Ruto met and received the former Kajiado Governor and more than 1,500 grassroots leaders who decamped from the opposition to Jubilee.

Also present were Narok Governor Samuel Tunai, Kajiado Senator Philip Mpaaye and Kajiado KNUT Secretary Samuel Morinket among others.

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