Waiguru, Mbarire and Malala Ask Ruto to Reject Blackmail by Raila
Center from left Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru and her Embu counter part Cecily Mbarire arriving at an UDA meeting at a Sagana town where the party top leadership stratified on the forth coming grassroots elections
United Democratic Alliance (UDA) leaders have asked President William Ruto to reject any attempt by Azimio brigade to get into government through backdoor.
Led by Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru,her Embu counter[ Cecily Mbarire, and UDA Secretary General Cleophas Malala, the leaders said the government will not be blackmailed into talks with opposition chief Raila Odinga.
They claimed Odinga had devised a "clever way of getting into governments even after being defeated in polls through street protests and blackmail" reminding him this trick will not work this time.
They further lashed out at Narc -Kenya leader Martha Karua for supporting the Azimio demonstrations in the country claiming she had lost direction and was not cautious about the safety of Kenyans and their properties.
Waiguru who is also the Council of Governors (COG) Chairperson, reminded Karua she did not help Azimio secure votes even at her rural home in Kimunye village of the County.
"Karua failed to deliver for her Azimio Party in the last general elections, she lost at her polling station, even some of her relatives did not vote for her." The governor stressed.
The governor said there will be no Azimio demonstrations in her county because people are busy with development issues and are fully behind President Ruto’s efforts to restore the economy.
"In Kirinyaga we have said there is no demonstrations, we support the President and those who think they can get into government through backdoor should forget it,"she cautioned.
The leaders spoke during Kirinyaga UDA Party's delegates meeting at Sagana. The delegates meetings are being held across the country as a strategy for grassroots elections scheduled for August.
Mbarire on the other hand and who is also the Party National Chairperson said that the Azimio demonstrations were no longer peaceful and urged President Ruto to stay put and protect Kenyans and their businesses in accordance with the constitution.
She said Mt. Kenya region was solidly behind Kenya Kwanza government and will not be swayed by Karua to support Azimio demonstrations.
Mbarire claimed Raila was "using the demonstrations to threaten and blackmail the Ruto administration into talks so that he can get into power like it happened with Presidents Daniel Moi, Mwai Kibaki and Uhuru Kenyatta."
Malala asked the opposition boss to retire from politics, adding that Kenyans were tired of his "retrogressive leadership."
Malala said he had written to Registrar of political parties seeking to stop further disbursement of political parties funds to ODM until it repairs UDA party offices which were torched by its(ODM’s) supporters during the ongoing series of demonstrations.
He said that Raila and his Party must take full responsibility of the torching of UDA's Kisumu and Siaya county offices during the demonstrations.
Malala said that President Ruto won the last general elections free and fair, and asked Raila to respect the will of the people as they spoke on August 9 last year.
"We have written to the Registrar of Political Parties asking her to withhold ODM funding until the burnt offices are rebuilt," said Malala.
He thanked President Ruto for empowering women to take up National leadership positions in the country.
UDA Treasurer who is also the MP for Kitutu Chache North Japhet Nyakundi also asked Kenyans to embrace peace and reject demonstrations.