Nairobi County UDA MCAs at odds over Sakaja

Governor Sakaja with Raila
Governor Sakaja with opposition leader Raila

Nairobi County Assembly members from the UDA party are fighting over the administration of Governor Johnson Sakaja.

Speaking on Wednesday, MCAs who support Sakaja said that some of the county assembly leadership was being paid by cartels to oppose Sakaja.

According to MCA Kayole Central Jeremiah Themendu, Sakaja and a few UDA assembly leadership members struck a bad agreement.

“The deal was not fruitful hence the beginning of the “war with the Governor,” said the MCA.

Themendu revealed that the MCAs faithfully supported Kiragu to the point where they were enlisted to abstain from the Chief Officers’ screening.

Kahawa West MCA Clement Kamaru on the other hand defended the governor by pointing out that Sakaja was the governor for all and not just one faction.

“I’m an elected UDA MCA but does this mean I won’t serve the Azimio supporters in my ward,” he said.

In order to deliver the Kenya Kwanza manifesto, Kamaru encouraged Minority Leader Antony Kiragu and Minority whip Mark Mugambi to stop opposing the governor.

“Our party leader and President are very clear on the manifesto. Baseless accusations and fighting Governor Sakaja is wasting time,” he continued.

On Tuesday, the governor was charged with bias against his own Party, UDA, by Kiragu and Mugambi.

The MCAs have previously accused the Governor of “leaning” and consulting the Kenya kwanza side less than the Azimio la Umoja alliance.

The UDA leadership alleged that Sakaja was pressuring President William Ruto and Opposition leader Raila Odinga into a handshake.

“We have heard the Governor saying he will facilitate a handshake between the President and Raila, yet he clearly knows Ruto’s stand on the issue,” he said.

Kiragu asserted that Sakaja was more interested in cooperating with the opposition than in adhering to Ruto’s intentions, who also serves as the leader of the UDA Party.

According to him, Sakaja organised the Azimio Rally that took place on Monday at Kamukunji grounds.

However, none of the claims have gotten a response from Governor Sakaja.


Written by Brian Mayodi

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