Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago has said his county is fully behind the Jubilee Alliance Party(JAP). He said leaders and residents in the area have welcomed the newly formed JAP pointing out that it was the only way to make the alliance stronger ahead of the next general election.
Speaking at Arnesens secondary school grounds in Ainabkoi constituency, during an inter-denominational churches meeting presided over by the Deputy President William Ruto,the county chief said the formation of the new Jubilee Alliance party will consolidate the National Alliance party and the United Republican Party.
“The decision to merge the two parties was received well in this county, and there is no doubt that Uasin Gishu is a JAP zone,”said Mandago.
He said the new party is expected to be the political vehicle for President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto when they seek re-election in 2017 adding that the move was a testimony that the two leaders are united in a common course to move the country forward.
Governor Mandago at the same time hit out at decision by Members of Parliament to strip them of the title ‘Your Excellency’ and urged the MPs to engage in more meaningful matters instead of engaging in political witch-hunting.
“There are better things that MPs can engage in other than titles for governors or MCAs,” added Mandago.
The Deputy President who was also accompanied by Uasin Gishu Senator Isaac Melly, Ainabkoi MP Samuel Chepkonga and Kesses MP James Bett helped the churches in fundraising Kshs 7 million.