Governor Samboja says he has not decamped to Jubilee Party
Nasa politicians have accused the governor of showing lukewarm support to the coalition by failing to attend meetings or political rallies organised by the leaders.
Last week when Nasa elected leaders led by Senator Johnes Mwaruma held a series of rallies to drum up support for presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Mr Samboja was conspicuously missing.
The leaders have questioned Mr Sambojaâs loyalty to the Opposition coalition that helped him clinch the seat in the August 8 polls.
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Taita Taveta Governor Granton Samboja has denied decamping from Wiper to Jubilee Party.
Speaking during a church service on Sunday, the Taita Tavet a County boss termed as propaganda, claims by some Nasa leaders that he had switched parties.
âI am shocked that some politicians are abusing me behind my back and yet I have not spoken a word. Are they scared of me?â the governor asked.
Samboja told the congregation that some elected leaders from National Super Alliance (Nasa) affiliate parties have been accusing him of showing lukewarm support to the coalition by absconding their political meetings.
âI want to make it clear that this is not a time for political rallies. I have a bigger role of delivering on my campaign pledges of building this county,â he said.
Last week, as Nasa elected leaders led by Senator Johnes Mwaruma held a series of rallies to drum up support for presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Mr Samboja was conspicuously missing.
The leaders have questioned Mr Sambojaâs loyalty to the Opposition coalition that helped him clinch the sea t in the August 8 polls.
During a fund raiser organised in Voi town to support Nasaâs activities in the county, the Nasa leaders accused Governor Samboja of absconding the meeting.
The leaders said that since his election, Governor Samboja has not publicly campaigned for Mr Odinga.
âHe (Samboja) has remained silent. We wonder why he is no longer interested in supporting the coalition whose popularity helped him ascend to the position,â a local leader who sought anonymity told the Nation
On leader alleged ârumoursâ said that the county boss has held several meetings with President Kenyatta at undisclosed hotels within the county.
The furious county boss warned the leaders against soiling his name saying that he was more concerned with improving the living standards of the residents who employed him on August 8.
The governor said he was not concerned about party p olitics but instead had a duty to bring development and ensure proper service delivery to the residents.
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âI donât want the politics concerning the repeat presidential polls slated for October 26 divide us, vote for your preferred candidate peacefully without attacking anyone. Letâs maintain peace,â he said
The county boss warned political rivals to conduct their campaigns peacefully without dragging his name in their political events.
Leaders present during the church service included Assembly Speaker Meshack Maghanga and Majority leader Jason Tuja and former Wundanyi MP Mwandawiro Mghanga.
Mghanga who is also the Social Democratic Party National chairman appealed to the residents to vote wisely in the coming presidential repeat polls.
âI am one of those detained when trying to fight for democrac y in this country,â he said
The former MP lost the Wundanyi Parliamentary seat in the August polls to youthful Danson Mwashako of Wiper Party.
Mr Mghanga declared his support for Mr Kenyatta in the repeat polls on grounds that he had impressive development record.
The Assembly Speaker called on residents to put aside their political differences and unite for the sake of developing the country.
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