- Mr Sakuda was defeated by Mr Sunkuyia in the party primaries but is now threatening to run as an independent candidate.
- Also urging Mr Sakuda not to vie as an independent candidate was the governor nominee, Joseph ole Lenku.
- Mr Nkaissery urged Jubilee leaders in Kajiado to put their house in order so as to wrestle the governor’s position from Dr David Nkedianye
Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery has asked Kajiado West MP Moses ole Sakuda to shelve his plans to vie as an independent candidate, which he says would antagonise Jubilee Party candidate George Sunkuyia.
Mr Sakuda was defeated by Mr Sunkuyia in the party primaries but is now threatening to run as an independent candidate, something Jubilee is keen to avoid as it is feared it will divide the party’s supporters thereby giving advantage to the Nasa candidate.
“Jubilee will support Sunkuyia. Sakuda is a resourceful man, he can getKajiado West many good jobs,” said Mr Nkaissery.
Mr Nkaissery was addressing party supporters in Kiserian on Saturday evening during a prayer event organised in honour of Philip Mpayeei, the Kajiado County Jubilee Party Senate nominee.
Mr Mpayeei defeated incumbent Peter Mositet, who later expressed dissatisfaction with the nomination process and resigned from the party.
Mr Mositet has vowed to contest as an independent candidate.
Also urging Mr Sakuda not to vie as an independent candidate was governorship nominee Joseph ole Lenku.
Mr Lenku urged Mr Nkaissery to use his influence to ensure that Mr Sakuda is given a soft landing, probably a job in the government so as not to block Mr Sunkuyia’s path to Parliament.
He referred to a deal cut for Kajiado Woman Representative Mary Seneta, who lost to Kajiado East MP Peris Tobiko.
Ms Seneta had lodged a petition at the party’s headquarters that was thrown out in favour of Ms Tobiko.
Although it is yet to be made public, it is believed that a deal was cut for Ms Seneta to allow her bitter rival to fly the Jubilee flag in Kajiado East.
When he rose to speak, Mr Sunkuyia, the Kajiado County Assembly deputy Speaker, reminded Mr Sakuda that he had backed him when he was campaigning to be the Kajiado West MP.