More than 30 Jubilee legislators have pledged to work with the Government to advance its development agenda. The MPs said it is time to put political differences aside and work for the people.
They were speaking on Wednesday after meeting President William Ruto and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua at State House, Nairobi. This was the second time the team has had a sit-down with President Ruto, they committed to working with the government.
The MPs included Eldas MP Aden Keynan, John Waluke (Sirisia), Mark Mwenje (Embakasi West), Sabina Chege (Nominated), Stanley Muthama (Lamu West), Isiolo Senator Fatuma Dullo, Isiolo Women Representative Bonaya and Yusuf Hassan (Kamukunji) among others.
The President said it was inevitable for leaders to work together, noting that “the people who elected you are the same people who elected us”.
“You have a right to make choices as Kenya is a democratic country. You are now our members and we will treat you as such,” the President said. He noted that Parliament is a critical platform for enacting laws on the Government’s agenda.
“We will be seeking your support on Bills and regulations on the Housing Fund, Water Purchasing Agreements, among others,” President Ruto said.
Due to the ongoing drought, the President said the Government will scale up food and water provision from next week. They said their party has a close relationship with the President, and all they have done is “to come back home”.