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Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017 17:51 EATabdirahmancajab@gmail.com
The only elected Jubilee MP in Wajir County, Abass Sheik Mohamed of Wajir East, is gearing to defend his seat on a record of concrete accomplishments for the people. With many voters urging him to defend his seat, the MP remains resolute in his commitment to Jubilee.
Speaking to the Kenya Free Press in an interview today, the MP said the Jubilee administration was the only one that can provide the services that Wajir people need, while the opposition only preys only on the government’s perceived failures. The MP said the government’s record speaks for itself, highlighting the achievements as including rural electrification, ongoing road project from Garissa to Wajir and Wajir to Mandera.
He also credits the Jubilee government for mainstreaming previously-marginalised people from Wajir in national leadership, such as by appointing 10 local professionals from the county to boards of state agencies, two as ambassadors heading Kenya’s diplomatic missions abroad and three as permanent secretaries.
Regarding his own development record, the MP said he has improved the health sector, pointing to clinics and dispensaries he has initiated, and projects on education, through the building of schools, bursary for university and secondary school, and supporting needy people.
He is emphatic that he will realise his and his constituents’ vision as a member of the Jubilee Party. “I am the ambassador of Jubilee Party in Wajir County,” he told this writer. Indeed, as the Wajir politics gains momentum for the last two weeks, it is clear that the MP is backing Ambassador Mohamed Abdi Mohamud as the flag-bearer of Wajir County gubernatorial seat.
The MP said Jubilee Party “is the only party of Kenyans while NASA (the opposition) is a party that is confused,” citing the coalition’s failure to name its candidate after several months of negotiations, and with only six months left to the elections.
“Personally I am a friend to President Uhuru and his deputy William Ruto and I can’t join NASA,” he said. Abbasa urges more politicians for political office in Wajir to choose the Jubilee ticket.
Abdirahman Rashid Farah is a contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Wajir County