MP Peris Tobiko has hailed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s recent handshake with opposition doyen Raila Odinga saying it has brought peace to the country.
Tobiko, who joined Raila a thanksgiving ceremony at the home of politician John Loisa in Enkorika on Saturday, also said the ‘golden’ handshake has also improved the country’s economy.
“Your Excellency, I came to be with you in this thanksgiving ceremony because you are my great friend. What you did with the president is a right thing. It is after your coming together that God has even brought us a lot of rain,” said Kajiado East MP.
The MP was the only Jubilee legislator who attended the ceremony along a host of MCAs from the two sides of the divide.
Kajiado Central MP, Kanchory Memusi, hosted Raila and other guests from Nairobi which included Jimmy Wanjigi and MP George Aladwa.
Loisa of ODM, who lost in the last general election to Nkitinyo Ole Lesere of Jubilee in Dalalekutuk Ward, thanked those who voted for him and promised he will be vying for the same seat in 2022.
The politician said there is no permanent enmity in politics and promised to work closely with the elected MCA for the benefit of the local people.
Kajiado politician, and defacto’ leader of ODM in the county Taraya ole Kores, told governor Joseph Lenku to keep off the on-going sand saga and leave brokers and sand beds owners to negotiate how best they can do business.
Kores said the governor is stooping too low by indulging himself in a business he has no knowledge about.
“Sand brokers, owners of sand transporting trucks and the owners of those sand beds understand well what entails to be in business. It is wrong for Lenku to poke his nose in to what does not have any idea about,” said Kores.
He went on; “It is only Raila and Kenyatta who have the axe of Kenyan politics, and the two are the only leaders we can listen to – and not any other.”
Other MCAs who graced the occasion included Daniel Naikuni (Purko), Dickson Nkaloyo (Matapato North) and Lesere (Dalalekutuk).