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Monday, 28 July 2014

KANU MAN LAMENTS PESA NANE POLITICS




TNA is in disarray because it lacks a responsible leader to bring its troops together for a common purpose, political analyst Ngunjiri Wambugu says. According to Ngunjiri, TNA squanders most of its time engaging in pesa nane politics instead of fighting for President Uhuru Kenyatta, his government and consolidate political power base for the president in readiness for 2017 polls.

He said since most TNA MPs are first time in the house, there is need for a strong leadership of the likes of late John Michuki and Njenga Karume. He said unlike retired President Kibaki, Uhuru  is now being forced to fight for himself because he does not have political lieutenants like Michuki, Karume and Kenyatta himself.

“That is why Kibaki was able to realise tangible development because politics was being managed by others. This is what is lacking in the Uhuru regime especially from his own party TNA,” said Wambugu, a  Kanu activist.

He regretted that TNA does not have a parliamentary group even from Uhuru’s own Mt Kenya region. “TNA should put in place a caucus with a strong leader. The caucus should meet regularly to chart the course of action to take in national issues and allow the president to concentrate on development as they tackle current and emerging issues,” the analyst said.

He said TNA should also stop being allergic to accommodate its opponents during the last polls. TNA needs to know that it ought to go out to woo the 5 million voters in the Cord bucket. He said it was unfortunate to see TNA MPs disagreeing in front of Deputy President William Ruto at Karinga Girls Secondary School in Gatundu South during a harambee meeting.

During the Harambee, Ruto urged voters to elect Moses Kuria who is facing stiff opposition from lawyer JK Kamere. Gatundu by-election will be held on August 7.