Interior Cabinet secretary Joseph Nkaissery yesterday waded into the Jubilee Party and National Super Alliance (Nasa) supremacy battles in Kajiado county.
Speaking at Kuku area, Kajiado South, Nkaissery accused Governor David Nkedianye of misleading Kenyans that Kajiado residents are ditching President Uhuru Kenyatta’s party for the Opposition.
But the governor told off the CS saying the party should stop burying its head in the sand and accept the outcome of flawed nominations. The war of words follows a rally where more than 3,000 Jubilee supporters allegedly declared their support for Nasa.
A day after the rally, the CS camped in area wooing voters and rubbishing the defection claims. Nkaissery accused Nkedianye of being dishonest after sensing defeat in the August poll adding that Kajiado is a Jubilee zone and Nasa cannot penetrate its grassroots. He added that the party conducted free and fair nominations and urged those who lost in the primaries to remain in the party.
“Nkedianye is openly lying to people because Kajiado is still a Jubilee zone. There are no defections as he claims,” he said. Nkaissery also reaffirmed his support for Jubilee governor seat nominee and former Interior Cabinet secretary Joseph ole Lenku.
However, speaking at Purko Kajiado Central Nkedianye told off the CS over his utterances saying he is running away from the reality on the ground. He said he is confident of his re-election adding that Jubilee presided over flawed primaries.
“Burying your heads in the sand will not strengthen the party but will shame its self-proclaimed mouthpiece on August 8. Nasa can now confidently make inroads to areas that were initially considered Jubilee zones. We are receiving massive defections from Jubilee that have made them panic,” he said.