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‘Stop invoking my name in political rallies;’ Uhuru to Maina Njenga

Jubilee Secretary General warns Maina Njenga to stop invoking Former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s name in political rallies.

Jubilee Secretary General, Jeremiah Kioni, on Thursday, sent a strong warning to politicians who were organizing parties in honor of former President Uhuru Kenyatta. 

Speaking in a presser held to discuss the National Dialogue Committee report, Kioni made it clear that the party had 32 executives who were registered under the constitution and had regular contact with Uhuru; and those using the former president’s name in their meetings were not part of his inner circle. 

“There are people here who are planning to hold meetings in Mt. Kenya. They should stop involving him. Continue with your plans, but do not carry his name in your meeting,” Kioni stated.

He, however, did not disclose whether he reached out to Njenga to warn him or if Jubilee would take decisive action against the controversial politician. 

Earlier, Jubilee’s Deputy Organising Secretary Pauline Njoroge also criticized Maina Njenga for alleging that President Uhuru Kenyatta planned to attend an upcoming Mt Kenya tour scheduled for December 31. 

“I have been trying to understand why Maina Njenga keeps lying that Uhuru Kenyatta will attend his event on December 31 to pass the Muthigi (Kikutu leadership mantle) to him,” Njoroge claimed.

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She further clarified that Uhuru Kenyatta will not attend the event and neither is he in communication with the planners of the event.

“Despite numerous calls from various quarters to Maina to stop this narrative as it’s not true, he has persisted. This brings us to the question, what is his motive it’s clearly not a genuine one.” 

This comes after Maina Njenga claimed that Mt Kenya elders, the business community, members of the clergy, local politicians, and leaders from other regions would grace his event. 

He added that retired President Uhuru Kenyatta would be part of the leaders who would chart the way forward for residents of the vote-rich region.

“We are talking to Uhuru as we speak. The date and time of the event will be announced soon. We have roughly one and half months, and by the end of the year, everything will be okay,” Maina Njenga claimed.

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