ODM secretary General Ababu Namwamba has defended yesterday’s State House by Western Kenya Leaders claiming it was for the benefit of the region.
Speaking on Citizen TV’s Power Breakfast, the Budalangi MP said the Western Parliamentary Caucus group’s meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto on Monday, June 22, 2015, had nothing political.
“The agenda was very clear, to find an economic renaissance of Western Kenya. The meeting was not about Cord or Jubilee but about the economic well being of the people,” he said.
Ababu Namwamba dismissed claimed that they were seeking to have a political pact with the Jubilee administration and reiterated his stand and support and loyalty to Cord.
He said the meeting bore fruits as the President announced plans to help the cash strapped Mumias Sugar Company.
Government agreed to release KSh 1 billion to the company, undertake a rights issue to raise at least KSh 3 billion and reschedule debts the company owes financial institutions.