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Ababu Namwamba’s support for Jubilee leaves Twitter divided

Opinion is sharply divided on Twitter over Budalang’i MP Ababu Namwamba’s endorsement of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election bid.

Mr Namwamba was among the key speakers at Monday’s Jubilee rally at Comesa grounds moments after President Kenyatta had submitted his nomination oaoers to the electoral commission.

At the rally, Mr Namwamba referred to the Uhuru-Ruto ticket as a ” better idea”.

This was a sharp contrast from his initiall pummeling of the Jubilee administration, that saw him in 2014 say that his blood, if mixed with that of Jubilee, will lead to a fatal blood clot.

In an interview on Citizen TV on Monday, the MP cleared the air that although the sudden change might look suspect to some eyes, he had at no time worked with the Jubilee party while in ODM.

“I regard President Kenyatta to be more honest, genuine. Uhuru Kenyatta is in fact the only person who you can struggle to find a corruption case around him as a person. I want to bust the myth that without Raila Odinga I am nothing,” said Mr Namwamba.

Kenyans on twitter expressed their mixed reactions to his politial designs, with some even terming it as political suicide.

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