MUDAVADI HANDS OVER THE LOCAL GOVN’T DOCKET TO GUMO
Political temperatures continued to rise in the nation today at an occasion where Deputy Prime minister Musalia Mudavadi was handing over his former Local Government docket to Westlands MP Fred Gumo at Jogoo House,Nairobi.
Fred Gumo was appointed to the helm of the Local Government ministry on an acting capacity by President Kibaki as he still still is the minister of Regional Development.
At a press conference held at the Ministry headquarters, Gumo asked Mudavadi’s Spokesman Kibisu Kabatesi and Odinga’s spokesman Barack Muluka not to fight political wars urging for clean politics.
“As much as we have differences in opinion, we must also learn to move forward in respect”. Mudavadi said in the congested boardroom.
Gumo went ahead to clear the air on his trip to Trans-Nzoia County to attend the homecoming party of the newly appointed Justice and Constitution Affairs minister Eugene Wamalwa saying that, “I never supported Eugene for Presidency, I just said Eugene has grown well and is equally fitting in the shoes of his bro”.
Concerning the election date, Mudavadi said that, an election date is just but an event adding on that, election preparedness is what the nation needs to focus on and avoid missing the point.
On presidential aspirations, Gumo asked Mudavadi to remember him incase he sails through in the next landmark polls as the president saying,”Mudavadi you were in our party, now you are in another party.Tafadhali ukipata usitusahau.Na sisi tukipata hatutakusau”.
Gumo warned Local Government assistant minister, Lewis Nguyai to deceit from partisan politics saying that, he was not ready to fight with assistant ministers.
Mudavadi who defected from ODM party a fortnight ago to join UDF said that, Devolution is on course as all legislation had been done as well as Joint Public finance management Bill.CountyGovernmentBill is still pending Parliament.
The Sabatia MP also said that, Civic education is key to realize effective devolution Sh55 million had been set aside in budget for this purpose.
Mudavadi further thanked the Executive for giving him an opportunity to serve as a minister.
Gumo finally thanked Mudavadi for his kind words and support saying that he never expected in his life in succeeding him, as for them parting ways was not in his mind.
The two leaders later addressed members of the public who had been waiting anxiously outside the Jogoo House Buildings.