Labour Party of Kenya (LPK) founder Prof Julia Ojiambo said they were proud that Jubilee which they supported in the last elections won

“We want to commit ourselves to serving the country and our people. Our support for Jubilee was voluntary and real. It was not pegged on any appointments. We can serve our country even is not holding the positions of CS or PS,” Prof Ojiambo said.

In Nyanza, county Jubilee official Zuberi Liete said they would favour appointment of Mr Tuju rather than Mr Rege “based on his (Tuju’s ) past development record as Information Minister and Rarieda MP.”

When Mr Tuju was Minister for Information having been appointed after 2002 elections, Mr Rege was his Permanent Secretary.

An elder from Karachuonyo Constituency, Mr Ager Kirowo however, said Mr Rege having sacrificed his MP seat for Jubilee was best suited for an appointment.

“We however, pray that both of them (Rege and Tuju) gets appointments for serving Jubilee diligently despite the harsh conditions in this region,” said Mr Kirowo.

Mr Tom Alila and Mrs Atieno Otieno who vied for Homa Bay and Kisumu Governor positions respectively on Jubilee tickets said the region should be considered for positions to enable residents embrace the Government.

“We operated under tough circumstances and we hope our efforts will be recognised,” Mr Alila said.

Jubilee Party politicians in Nyanza have been pushing for consideration, in general, arguing they had been campaigning for the party.

“We have weathered storms and worked for Jubilee Party in Nyanza amid criticism. Those lobbying for appointments from the presidents should first tell us where they were when we were campaigning for the party in this region,” said Zuberi Lieta, the Jubilee Chairman in Kisumu.

LOYALISTS

Former Jubilee Party governorship for Kisumu County Atieno Otieno yesterday asked President Kenyatta to first consider loyalists of the party in his state appointments.

“We are aware that those seeking President Kenyatta’s attention are those who vied on independent tickets and those who were in Nasa affiliated parties,” claimed Ms Otieno.

However, Jubilee Party Coordinator in Homa Bay Odhiambo Makowiti differed with his colleagues, saying the president wants to form an inclusive government and is free to pick whoever he thinks is qualified to any position.

“We should not restrict the president on who he can appoint. He said he wants to form an inclusive government and we should allow him to do so,” said Mr Makowiti.

Jubilee Party politicians in Nyanza have been lobbying for President Kenyatta’s attention to have them picked in cabinet and other state appointments.

After the 2013 General Election, President Kenyatta considered several politicians from the region in boards of parastatals and other appointive positions.

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