Keep off Uhuru-Raila handshake – Simba Arati tells Jubilee MPs


Keep off Uhuru-Raila handshake - Simba Arati tells Jubilee MPs
Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati during a past press conference

In Summary

  • Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati has urged Jubilee legislators to keep off the issue of the handshake and leave it to President Uhuru Kenyatta and the National Supper Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga.
  • Arati claimed that there was a deliberate attempt by some Jubilee legislators to thwart the implementation of the recent handshake between President Kenyatta and Mr. Odinga.
  • Mr. Arati stated that they, as ODM, would not allow any attempt by Jubilee law makers to undermine the agreement.

Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati has urged Jubilee legislators to keep off the issue of the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and the National Supper Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga.

Speaking during a fund drive at Gendia SDA church in Karachuonyo, Homa Bay, Arati claimed that there was a deliberate attempt by some Jubilee legislators to thwart the implementation of the handshake between the two leaders.

Mr. Arati stated that they, as ODM, would not allow any attempt by Jubilee lawmakers to undermine the agreement.

“Our president, Raila Amollo Odinga, and President Uhuru Kenyatta had an agreement. But we’re seeing deliberate attempts from the same people of Jubilee trying to undermine the handshake agreement. We urge them to keep off the handshake,” said Arati.

The legislator said Raila and President Kenyatta met for the benefit of the people of Kenya adding that should Jubilee MPs delay the process, then ODM legislators would also stagnate it.

“Anybody who would want the country to move forward, we are ready. If they want to delay the process, we are also ready to stagnate the process,” said Arati.

Mr. Arati urged President Kenyatta to protect the country’s resources and ensure equal distribution, further urging him to deal with corruption in the country accordingly so that the citizens can get good service delivery.

On her part, Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga pointed fingers at House Majority leader Aden Duale over his recent remarks that ODM MPs have not fully supported the agreement between Kenyatta and Raila Odinga.

“We are fully behind the handshake deal for the development of our people,” said Wanga.

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