In Summary
  • Members of the Kieleweke team on Sunday that they were elected to be the President's battalion.
  • They promised the electorate that they will defend President Kenyatta against attacks and issues that can distract him from delivering his promises to the public.
  • Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Waambugu pointed the finger at the Tangatanga faction, saying its members are the ones claiming they are being used by the Opposition to popularise the Orange Democratic Movement leader.
  • Kigumo MP Wangari Mwaniki said the Tangatanga brigade are opposed to handshake since they are "not for peace and thrive on chaos".

Several Jubilee Party leaders have refuted claims that they have been using the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga to popularise the latter for a 2022 presidential bid.

Members of the Kieleweke team noted on Sunday that they were elected to be the President's battalion.

They promised the electorate that they will defend President Kenyatta against attacks and issues that can distract him from delivering his promises to the public.

The lawmakers are Ngunjiri Wambugu (Nyeri Town), Muturi Kigano (Kangema) Mercy Gakuya (Kasarani) and Wangari Mwaniki (Kigumo).

'UNDYING LOYALTY'

Mr Wambugu pointed the finger at the Tangatanga faction, saying its members are the ones claiming they are being used by the Opposition to popularise the Orange Democratic Movement leader.

He noted that they will remain loyal to President Kenyatta.

“During campaigns, we printed the President’s photo as the main one on posters while ours remained small. We told locals we would defend him in his tenure and that is what we are doing," Mr Wambugu said at Kanyenyaini Catholic Church in Kangema, Murang'a County.

"The President later made peace with his arch-rival and told us to seize fire and that’s what we did,” he said, adding that should the deal go sour, they will still support the President at all costs.

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