Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua demands top govt jobs from Uhuru for his support and loyalty during 2017 elections
6 months ago, 13 Jan 15:33
Alfred Mutua said it was his party's right to be recognised and rewarded by President Uhuru for giving their support in the 2017 elections For this, Mutua demanded top government jobs like cabinet and permanent secretary positions, ambassadorial and other positions for his party members. Mutua said this was a strong demand that they wouldn't let go of Alfred Mutua, the Maendeleo Chap Chap (MCC) party leader and Machakos governor, issued a set of demands to President Uhuru Kenyatta after he benefited from MCC in the 2017 elections. Speaking on Saturday, January 13, during an MCC meeting, Mutua outlined a number of demands to the President, and key among them was members of his party being rewarded with top government jobs. Send 'NEWS' to 40227 to receive all the important breaking news as it happens Below is an excerpt from his speech: "As a party, we support the politics and government of President Uhuru Kenyatta but we'd like our participation in his government to be felt. We are going to ask very strongly that our participation is felt in terms of members of Parliament in committees, in county assembly the position that MCC members are given and also in appointment of cabinet secretaries, ambassadors, permanent secretaries and other high officials in President Uhuru's government, "We've stood by President Uhuru since the campaigns period to now but we don't want to be taken for granted. We want our support to be acknowledged by action. We will ensure MCC members get their rights. We are going to put our foot down on this," said Mutua. Key to note is that President Uhuru Kenyatta is yet to name his entire cabinet for his second and final term in office. According to prior TUKO.co.ke reports, Mutua pledged his support to President Uhuru in April 2017, saying he would support Jubilee Party after choosing to remain neutral over whom between Uhuru and opposition leader Raila Odinga MCC would support in the August election. Mutua was initially in Wiper Party, one of the affiliate parties of the opposition National Super Alliance but he left the party to form MCC, and vied on this party's ticket for the Machakos gubernatorial seat. "For the sake of Ukambani people", because he believed Uhuru would bring development to the region. His support came at a time President Uhuru was building his popularity in Ukambani to counter NASA co-leader Kalonzo Musyoka's kingpin influence.
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