Jirongo supporters urge him to stand firm, reveal more
Written by Joseph Amunya Otieno
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Supporters of Lugari legislator Cyrus Jirongo have strongly come to his defense after State House issued a rebuttal statement in response to his recent allegations on state funded political parties.
“Denials should not so threateningly be sent out to purveyors of truth since the last succession General Election held in 2002 had a real presidential project. The said project may have matured now and could easily pass the test,” continued the statement.
A few days ago, the Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo said he fears for his life over his revelation that the government is financing some political parties to divide major ethnic groups into cocoons to manipulate the presidential race.
Jirongo who is a presidential hopeful under the United Republican Party (URP) alleged that he was warned against poking his fingers into important “eyes” but instead vowed to unravel the scheme meant to manipulate the coming General Election.
“And this words am saying should not be taken lightly because may be you will come for my funeral. This people have planned themselves to take the leadership of this country,” said Jirongo.
He spoke at the Busia Polytechnic during a funds drive for boda boda operator where also urged Kenyans to shun leaders who he alleged are ‘projects’ of some influential State House operatives.
“You have heard that I have problems with Ruto in the URP party and it is because from his movements he is not after presidency but a project that is out to be used in sub- dividing people,” said the Lugari legislator.
“We must stand with leaders who will be a project for Kenyans and not State House,” he said, warning that money has remained the strongest weapon by some elites who intend to manipulate the election and also halt the devolution process a move he said should be rejected.
He was accompanied by Nominated MP Musikari Kombo, Naivasha MP John Mututho, Brian Weke and former Budalang’i MP Raphael Wanjala.
He has since indicated he will quit URP and announce his new political vehicle in the next two weeks.