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.
Ababu Namwamba you should not burn the bridges that you once required, you might need them again later!
— Am Levin (@Leviogega) May 31, 2017
"Ababu Namwamba" 2014
The blood of Ababu Namwamba is so incompatible with that of Jubilee,that if you mix them,you get a Fatal Blood Clot.
— Michael Den (@MikeDenMike) May 31, 2017
It is sad that Ababu Namwamba will disappear from the political scene at a time when we are taking power. #MondaySpecialKE
— Lee Makwiny (@leemakwiny) May 22, 2017
Take this to the nearest CBA branch and demand a10m loan. Ababu Namwamba will be in the next govt. And it will not be a NASWA gvt #Cheche
— Mr. Igweta Famous? (@Igweta_Sam) May 31, 2017
Ababu Namwamba is a total shame 2 pple of Budalangi!every kenyan is entitled to dvpmnt irrespective of the political affiliation
— Labans (@Labansimiyu) May 29, 2017
Ababu Namwamba hide and seek game is over..he looks an invited guest in his safaricom tie #UhuruTicket
— sulley fayyaz (@sulleyfayya) May 29, 2017
Only a fool will never change his mind
We support progress over propaganda
~Ababu Namwamba: you are a wise man#45MillionReasonsWhyUhuru
— Brian Khaniri (@BKhaniri) May 29, 2017