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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

UHURU TO SELL JAP IN BOMET

President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to visit Bomet County on Sunday in a move widely seen as aimed at drumming up more support for the Jubilee Alliance Party as his preferred election vehicle for 2017.
The President is expected to be accompanied by his Deputy William Ruto, and will preside over a fundraising for the construction of the Africa Gospel Church regional office.
The area is represented by Governor Isaac Ruto, who is seen as the face of those opposed to JAP saying United Republican Party members were not consulted before the decision was taken.
“We are not potatoes to be stuffed in gunny bags and be taken to any destination. As one of the founder members of URP ,I say No to this merger,” he said recently.
In addition to Governor Ruto, his Kericho counterpart Prof Paul Chepkwony is also opposed to the formation of the Jubilee Alliance .
During joint Labour Day celebrations at Kericho Green Stadium last Friday, Governor Chepkwony asked the Deputy President to hand over URP to its staunch members if he has decided to join JAP.
But Bomet Senator Wilfred Lesan said they will soon embark on a series of campaigns to popularise the new political outfit in the region and sensitise residents on the need to decamp to it from URP.
 “We will use Jubilee Alliance to unite Kenyans of goodwill and use it as a ticket to retain presidency in 2017,” he said.
Deputy Speaker of the National assembly Joyce Laboso also said that Bomet residents will join JAP and support President Kenyatta.