Nakuru leaders slam opposition during Mashujaa celebrations

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has slammed the opposition over the ongoing political stalemate.
Speaking on Friday during Mashujaa Day celebrations held at Afraha Stadium, Governor Kinyanjui called on the opposition to re-think about the nation before engaging in demonstrations.
While noting that it was not logical for opposition leaders to boycott elections, it was high time for them to understand that the Supreme Court made a ruling in their petition which ordered for the repeat of the same.
“I want to call on the position and more so the former Prime Minister that if this countries goes the wrong way Kenyans will hold you accountable” said Kinyanjui.
He also faulted some of the leaders in the opposition for trying to call for reforms in the IEBC yet some were elected under the same IEBC.
The county boss was categorical that if the opposition leaders are true to themselves then those who were elected as MCAs, Governors, Senators and MPs should resign since it is the same IEBC that conducted their elections.
“The opposition leaders who are pushing for reforms in IEBC are the same who are holding political offices after the same IEBC conducted their election. They should therefore resign since they cannot fault a body that enabled them in office” he said.
Meanwhile, Governor Lee also took the moment to highlight some of the key priorities that his government is going to look into in the next five years Agriculture sector being one of them with the governor promising to ensure the sector is capable of improving the economy of Nakuru.
On his part Nakuru County Commissioner Joshua Nkanatha stated that the security agents are ready to ensure maximum security during the national examinations.
“We will ensure that the examinations proceed as scheduled without any interference from anyone” he said.
Nkanatha added that the security in all the 11 sub counties of Nakuru is beefed up towards the repeat of presidential polls on October 26th.
He also took the moment to assure residents of Nakuru that all is set for the National Prayer Day on Sunday at Afraha Stadium which will be attended by national leaders led by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“As we head to elections on 26th October I want to state here that the security is beefed up in all our sub counties. We will also host the national Prayer day on Sunday here at Afraha with the President and his deputy among other guests attending. So I call on all Kenyans to come and join in prayers as it is not political” he said.
Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria (area MP) addressing during the celebrations called on his Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama to withdraw a case filed against the Nakuru governor over list of CeCs.
The case which was filed at the Labour and Employment Relations Court, through his lawyer Juma Nyagaka, Arama accused the governor of failing to include minority groups in his list of nominees.
However Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria says the matter will be discussed so that the Nakuru West Legislator can withdraw the case.
“We are going to talk to my brother Arama so that he can withdraw the case he had filed at the law courts” said Gikaria.
He called on Governor Lee to ensure that those he appoints as his staff in the county are people who can deliver and ensure Nakuru develops.
At the same the Nakuru Town East Legislator called on the Inspector General of police Joseph Boinet to ensure action is taken against those causing disturbance in the nation as far as elections are concerned.
PHOTO/Suleiman Mbatiah:Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui addressing during Mashujaa day celebrations at Afraha stadium on 20th October 2017.

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