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Did Gov. James Ongwae Ditch CORD to welcome president Uhuru Kenyatta in Gusii land?

Did Gov. James Ongwae Ditch CORD to welcome president Uhuru Kenyatta in Gusii land? tis was his reply:


My attention has been drawn to reports in a social media, specifically a group going by the name Television Viewers and Radio Listeners Association of Kenya, alleging that I have ditched CORD and party leader Raila Odinga.

This is utterly false, cheap propaganda and in bad taste. As a Governor, I have never made such a statement. As an individual, I am in ODM and CORD 150 per cent.

But, as a Governor, I was elected to serve all people irrespective of their party affiliation be they in ODM, TNA, Ford People, PDP, Jubilee or CORD.

In matters of development, I have stated without equivocation that Kisii County Government will work closely with the National Government and this should not be construed to mean that I have ditched my sponsoring party.

I am obliged as Governor to work with leaders across the political divide in as long as it benefits our people.

Last Friday, I welcomed Deputy President William Ruto to fundraisers in Bomachoge Borabu and Bomachoge Chache Sub Counties. During those two functions, I stated that we shall work closely with the national government for the good of our people.

Tomorrow (Monday), we welcome President Uhuru Kenyatta to Kisii School to grace the institution’s 80th anniversary celebrations.

As a County Government, we have a good working relationship with the national government and this will continue going forward. My welcoming such leaders should not be misconstrued to suit certain interests.- Ends

Gov. James Omariba Ongwae.

President Uhuru Kenyatta will today Monday, 9th June 2014, make an official visit to Nyamira and Kisii counties.

During the visit, the President will address wananchi at Kenyenya grounds at 9.30 a.m. and Menyenya Primary School in Borabu at 10.30 a.m.

Thereafter, President Kenyatta will address roadside meetings at Keroka and Keumbu markets at 11.30 a.m. on his way to Kisii High School where he will grace the school’s 80th Anniversary Celebrations and prize giving ceremony at 12.30 p.m.

The President will conclude his visit by addressing a roadside meeting at Suneka market.

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