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The President nominee, Monica Juma, had been rejected to the position of Secretary to the Cabinet by the National Assembly. The fifteen MPs, drawn from central, said in a press conference that they would not be used by Jubilee as rubber stamps.
The MPs went on to accuse Monica of underhand dealings in the Sh6 billion insurance contract for the National Police Service. They said that Juma’s husband, Mr. Kagwanja, had bid for the Sh6 billion insurance contract. Juma’s husband was quick to respond to the allegations leveled against him by Kandara MP Alice Wahome:
“This is pure jealousy. I come from the same constituency as Alice Wahome and I am surprised that she has brought village politics to the national platform... I was not appointed. I am not the one being vetted…….”
In an unprecedented fashion, the Jubilee MPs said that Dr Juma would suffer the same fate even if the President was to resubmit her name. Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru stated categorically that their support for Uhuru and his Deputy Ruto remained intact:
"Our support for the President and his deputy is not negotiable, but when the House makes a decision, that's the end of the matter. We are not apologetic…”
Those present at the press conference were:
MPs Dennis Waweru (Dagoretti South), Alice Ng'ang'a (Thika Town), John Waiganjo (Ol Joro Orok), Peter Weru (Mathira), Mary Wambui (Othaya), Florence Kajuju (Meru), Njoroge Baiya (Githunguri), Priscilla Nyokabi (Nyeri), Mary Njoki (Nakuru), Agnes Machira (Laikipia), Mburu Kahangara (Lari) and Jude Njomo (Kiambu).