Uasin Gishu Governor has labelled leaders going around the Rift Valley inciting residents against President Uhuru and Raila Odinga’s Handshake as hate mongers who politic day and night with hateful hearts.
The governor took issue with intensified attacks against President Uhuru by elected leaders from the region saying, these leaders have taken politics too seriously instead of focusing on how they can develop their constituents.
‘’Some people are going around with politics of hate. I would like to tell them they have let too much politics in their hearts and taken things too seriously,’’ he said.
Mandago, who was speaking in his county of Uasin Gishu said if there is anyone who should be bitter on the handshake between President Uhuru and HE Raila Odinga is him. Saying he traversed the country campaigning against Raila Odinga only for him to find Raila in the ‘bedroom’ in State House.
‘’I traversed 19 counties campaigning for President Uhuru Kenyatta to win, which he did. I wanted to send Raila Odinga home, but unfortunately things changed and he is today inside the bedroom in State House,’’ he added.
Jackson Mandago has been among prominent leaders in the Rift Valley who have voiced strong support for the Handshake affirming it is of great benefit to all Kenyans in every part of the republic.
‘’The Handshake is of great help to us Kenyans. We can also learn that in politics, there are no permanent enemies. Who would have thought Uhuru and Raila would see eye to eye?’’ he asked.
This rebuke against Tanga Tanga leaders comes days after Nandi Governor Stephen Sang and MP Sudi attacked the president, saying he had betrayed people of Rift Valley by working with Raila Odinga. Governor Jackson Mandago joins the governor of Elgeyo Marakwet, Alex Tolgos and other Rift Valley MPs such as Alfred Keter and Joshua Kutuny to publicly defend President Uhuru against attacks by the Tanga Tanga brigade.