Reliable sources and rumours doing rounds indicate that Hon. Lina Jebii Kilimo is NOT a happy woman after President Uhuru appointed her to Chair the Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Board.
The former outspoken assistant minister and Marakwet MPÂ is said to have pointed out that the duties she is designated to carry out is what she has been doing all her adult life and doesn’t need a Presidential appointment to continue doing.
“It is spiteful to say the least,” said one of the former MP’s close operatives.
Our efforts to get the former assistant minister and MP on record were rendered futile as all our call and text messages went answered.
A source had earlier indicated that the Deputy President’s handlers were reaching out to Jebi Kilimo to ensure that she accepts the appointment to avoid any embarrassment to the president.Â Sunday 29th December mama Jebi Kilimo was expected to do an exclusive interview at KASS FM the Kalenjin’s equivalent of the American “meet the press” or 60 minutes”.
Madam Kilimo is a TNA life member and her loss in the Marakwet parliamentary race was attributed to the fact she failed to join URP.
Her appointment to the FGM board is a purely TNA affair making URP share of the Parastatal appointments less than FIVE the number of those appointed from the URP wing of the Jubilee coalition.
The recent skewed appointments reinforces Nandi Hills MP’s claim that Uhuru is taking URP for a ride.
As debate on the appointment of the aged (Matu Wamae 81 , Francis Muthaura 68 among others) to head various government bodies, members of Uhuru Kenyatta’s TNA party have told their URP counterparts to shut up and take the little they are getting from the President, or in future TNA will offer ODM more than the single appointment of former MP Edwin Yinda of Alego Usonga.
A Facebook post that seem to have been made by a TNA operative sought to set the record straight thus:
“I Bumped onto A kanu operative and a Kalenjin minister during Mzee Moi and after talks i asked him his thoughts about recent apoitments and this is what he said “Those expecting Ruto to go against Uhuru and his one sided appointments are missing the point, Ruto lost his voice the moment he received 3.5bksh from Mama Ngina to support Kamwana and deliver the Kalenjins votes for 10 yrs. Lets be fair to him he can’t bite the hands that feeds him. Thats why anytime Alfred Keter Screams Ruto is shown the photocopy of the check he received.” Pole Bill you received the whole world and lost your soul”. posted by Sethinsky Amollovic Ogachonski in his Facebook page. the post attracted more than 200 comments and 100 shares on FB by the time of going to press.
Others who also seem to be disgruntled were the Ameru community whom since Uhuru took over have carried the heavy economic burden with the ban on Miraa export to major European countries.
It is completely nauseating to hear Meru MPs accuse president Uhuru Kenyatta of sideling them when it comes to state appointments,after Francis Muthaura and Titus Ibui found their way into the government, They bowed before the then Jubilee presidential candidate and Uhuru is on record reminding them that he can win Meru votes even without campaigning there, Such is the ignominous state of use and dump in Meru politics,where our leaders will cling to a leader and canvass for votes on his behalf even when nothing in form of a memorandum is on offer, Kalenjins negotiated for a 50-50 deal.What did Ameru under Kiraitu,Linturi and Kilemi negotiate for in Jubilee with their ‘Mbuses’Â and ‘doves’ or ours is a blind support? Or are we Kikuyus in the diaspora? said
Nicholas Kinyua-Muuna Josphat in a Facebook post that had received substantial comments by time of hitting the air waves.