Nairobi Woman Representative Rachel Shebesh adress a press conference in Nairobi. (Photo: Willis Awandu/Standard)
Nairobi Woman Representative Rachel Shebesh Thursday said the Jubilee Party Nairobi team was consumed by unbridled ambition and pride, and refused to compromise even after a request by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Ms Shebesh, who was speaking at Kasarani, said they were asked to devise a plan that would see Jubilee front leaders from various ethnic groups but she was the only one willing to step aside.
“We were trying to find a formula in Nairobi that works for everyone and that formula would include all tribes. However, that did not work because of people’s pride,” she said.
Shebesh said although she was still committed to the plan and was more than happy to step aside, she would now defend her seat in the county.
“When everyone failed to agree on the matter, we decided that we would all go for the nominations and see who comes out on top,” she said, confidently declaring that none of her competitors could match her.
“I respect those young girls (aspirants) but they have quite some time to catch up with me, she said.
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Shebesh will contest the Jubilee nominations against Millicent Omanga, Karen Nyamu and Wangui B Nganga