He added: “In fact, it is ODM which needs more help from us than we need from them. They failed to conduct a party election and it is ironical for them to claim that they want to assist us to run the Government,” he added. He called upon all leaders to support the Jubilee government in the interest of all Kenyans, adding that they will serve all citizens equally irrespective of their political leaning.
Speaking in Nandi County, Ruto dismissed claims that Jubilee is fighting devolution, adding that they have gone out of their way to ensure the counties start delivering services to the citizens. Clear mess Area Senator Stephen Sang also hit out at ODM leaders for their criticism of the Government, saying they should concentrate on clearing the mess in their own house.
“Raila needs to first of all put his house in order before he can criticize us. Their bungled elections have clearly shown that they are not ready to lead the nation,” he said. Sang also asked the opposition to stop criticizing the Jubilee administration for the sake of it. Kieni MP Kanini Kega also hit out at Raila for focusing on issues that are not tied to the development of his party, which is currently experiencing instability.
“The ODM leader is fond of provoking us even when he has nothing tangible to criticize us for, yet we have restrained ourselves from commenting on their bungled elections. They need to give us time to serve Kenyans and stop harping that Jubilee stole elections to ascend into power,” he added.
Kega also called on Members of Parliament to accept a 10 per cent pay cut to reduce the national wage bill. Assess progress Other leaders present included Uasin Gishu Senator Isaac Melly, Nandi Governor Cleophas Lagat, area Woman Representative Zipporah Kering and MPs from the region. They lauded President Kenyatta for the planned meeting to assess progress made since last year’s elections, saying it is the first of its kind.