Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago has asked the President not be hard on the Opposition after they postponed plans to swear in Raila Odinga.
He claimed NASA made the decision because
they have accepted that Uhuru Kenyatta is now in power.
“Raila called off the swearing in a good gesture and I want to ask Uhuru to give them a chance so that they can say one or two things they may have to benefit the country,” the Governor said on Tuesday.
Mandago said the time for politics is over and
there is no way Uhuru’s win can be changed.
In its full judgement on the repeat election, the Supreme Court upheld Uhuru’s victory saying the vote was legitimate.
Raila backed down on his plans to be sworn in
as the people’s president on Jamhuri Day. In his
speech, Uhuru said those who use
unconstitutional means to air their grievances
will be dealt with accordingly.
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dialogue with NASA
Mandago said Uhuru is heading for retirement at
the end of his second term and he should use his
position to unite Kenyans and implement
“He should let those of us who still have
ambition to do politics with NASA as we plan for
the future,” he said.
Raila declared support for Mandago shortly before the August 8 general election.Mandago reclaimed his Uasin Gishu seat on a Jubilee ticket.
He said the county is ready to absorb the first
batch of 600 youths under the County Internship
Programme starting January.
He said they would recruit young graduates
under the plan to enable them gain necessary
experience for the job market.
“Employers need experience of years not less than five years, this often gives fresh graduates hard time,” said Mandago.
Mandago also said he will negotiate with government corporations and private firms to support the programme. He added that youths will be given a sustaining monthly stipend for the period they will be serving in government.Among key priorities in the Governor’s in-tray is the empowerment of youth, women and persons with disabilities.