Lawmakers from the opposition wing have been trooping to the State House to meet President William Ruto and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.
For instance, on Wednesday, February 8, more than 30 Jubilee MPs met with the Head of State as the Kenya Kwanza government seeks to woo them to work with the government.
According to a brief statement released by the State House afterward, the lawmakers said they had returned home and pledged to work with the government to advance its development agenda.
Their visit happened just a day after eight ODM legislators had visited the president where they also pledged to work with the government.
As such, a section of legislators elected on vice president Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper party now says they want to work with the government of the day.
Mavoko MP Patrick Makau on Wednesday, February 8, said he will rally all lower region Wiper MPs to President Ruto to seek development projects for the region.
“On Tuesday I saw ODM leaders at the State House with the President. It is time for Wiper MPs to join the bandwagon and lobby for our people from the Kenya Kwanza administration,” he said.
Makau, a close ally of Kalonzo Musyoka said as much as he fully supports Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party leader Raila Odinga, he will not take part in the ongoing anti-government protests.
He asked the opposition leader to clarify what the protests are meant to do adding that the protests are not benefiting Kenyans but confusing them.
“I am a Wiper MP but I don’t know what the demos are targeted to achieve on behalf of Kenyans. It is good to keep the government on its toes but also it’s good to give it time to deliver its campaign pledged to Kenyans,” he added.