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Ngilu says she won’t work with Jubilee, roots for Nasa

Former Land Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu has ruled out the possibility of working with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party.

Mrs Ngilu has said she will cast her lot with the opposition National Super Alliance (Nasa) in the August elections and urged the four co-principals to name their presidential candidate.

The Narc party leader claimed she was kicked out of Jubilee administration by land grabbing cartels and that she cannot go back there.

She said the next presidential election is for the opposition to lose but urged the top Nasa leaders to pick the best among themselves who can send Jubilee home in August.

“Nasa principals must agree and give Kenyans the best candidate.

“This election will be a repeat of the 2002 general election when broad coalition of leaders united under the National Rainbow Coalition to defeat Kanu” she said.

COURT CASE

She spoke after a breakfast meeting with Nasa co-principal and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and other Ukambani leaders at a Nairobi hotel.

Recounting the court case that saw her hounded out of the Cabinet in 2015, Mrs Ngilu said she had forgiven her detractors, but insisted she is innocent and had been vindicated by her acquittal.

“I have forgiven my accusers but I know Kenyans will one day get the best government service they deserve because we are going to change the country’s leadership” she said.

Mrs Ngilu campaigned for President Kenyatta’s election in 2013 but was removed from the Cabinet after she was charged in court.

She thanked the Wiper leader, her long-time political rival, for standing with her during the trial saying she will work closely with Mr Musyoka for the benefit of all Kenyans.

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