Kiambu Town MP Jude Njomo has refuted claims that he has decamped to United Democratic Alliance (UDA) terming the rumours doing rounds on social media a sign of desperation in the wheelbarrow party.
An angry Njomo told News Today the photo which is being circulated in social media was taken way back when they were coming from prayers for the 2007 post-election violence case against one of the UDA leaders at International Criminal Court (ICC).
In the photo Njomo was photographed alongside the then Nandi Senator Stephen Sang, Susan Kihika(then Speaker of Nakuru County Assembly), Elgeyo Marakwet(Kipchumba Murkomen), Kithure Kindiki (Tharaka Nithi) MPs Kimani Ichungwa(Kikuyu) and David Gikaria(Nakuru East)
Njomo came out guns blazing saying the attempt to link him to the alleged defection is a sign of desperation that has gripped UDA.
“Nothing could be further from the truth. The picture was taken as we were coming from prayers for the UDA leader who was facing a case at ICC. The event took place at a forest in Molo and Susan Kihika was then Speaker of Nakuru County Assembly and was our host for lunch in a Nakuru hotel,” an angry Njomo said.
Njomo urged the UDA brigade to desist from using such dirty tricks so as to win sympathy but instead conduct their campaigns without dragging the names of other politicians into the confusion that has rocked the party.
“These is a clear indication of how desperate these people have become. They are now clinging on to anything including a decade-old photo to confuse Kenyans for their selfish interests and targets,” Njomo said.
Mr Njomo is one of the harshest critics of Deputy President William Ruto’s forays into the Mt Kenya regions. He has ganged up with Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni, Nyeri Town’s Wambugu Ngunjiri and Muranga Women Rep Sabina Chege and at the moment leading the onslaught against DP Ruto over his claims that he has taken over the Mt Kenya region.
The MPs are giving UDA sleepless nights after they rolled up a series of rallies in the Mt Kenya region where they have successfully rallied the region to back Jubilee candidates and Azimio La Umoja presidential hopeful Raila Odinga in the August 9 general elections.
Over the weekend Njomo warned Mt Kenya that history will judge them harshly if they follow UDA blindly and urged them not to abandon Jubilee Party where their future is guaranteed.
“We remember how the late Attorney General Charles Njonjo and Cabinet Minister GG Kariuki helped former President Daniel Moi to ascend to power but they were the first people he threw under the bus once he seized power. The likes of Rigathi Gachagua, Ndindi Nyoro, Susan Kihika, Kimani Ichungwah and other like-minded Mt Kenya leaders who are demonizing President Uhuru at the moment will be the first victims of DP Ruto’s obsession with power should her form government,” Njomo told Gatundu residents during a meet-the-people tour.
Njomo has also been at the forefront in defending President Uhuru Kenyatta’s development record in the Mt Kenya region.
He has maintained that those opposing him ‘might be blind or are playing selfish politics’.
MP Njomo has over time said those claiming there is no development in Mt Kenya should go to the ground and check.
“The Jubilee government has invested a lot in Mau Mau road, Kirigiti stadium, Karimenu dam and many other projects,” he said.
Njomo said the President was elected to ensure development reaches grassroots levels.