Azimio MP: There is nothing wrong with me working with the government
By Joshua Cheloti
An Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition MP has told off critics after a photo of him meeting President William Ruto emerged.
A photo of Nakuru West MP Samuel Arama with Ruto at State House Nairobi has been doing rounds on social media in the last few days.
But responding to those that have been criticizing his meeting with the Head of State, Arama said as a legislator, there was nothing wrong if he decides to work with the government of the day.
The MP was elected on a Jubilee party ticket in the recently concluded general election.
According to the legislator, both the President and him have one mandate – to serve the people.
“There is nothing wrong with me working with the government of President Ruto. He was elected to serve all the people – those who voted for him and those who did not,” Arama said in his constituency.
He insisted that with Ruto a legally installed leader, nobody should brand him a defector when he decides to work with him.
The MP who is now serving a third term further noted that his decision to work with the government is for the benefit of the people.
“I recognise William Ruto as Kenya’s fifth president and when I start cooperating with his government, no one should brand me a defector from Azimio because it’s all for the benefit of my people,” he noted.
Arama now follows in the footsteps of Bahati MP Irene Njoki to declare support for the Kenya Kwanza government.
The two are the only legislators in Nakuru county elected on a Jubilee ticket. The county has 11 MPs, 9 of who are elected on a UDA ticket.
But even as he is criticized for declaring support for the president and his government, the Nakuru West MP says politics are over and it’s now time to serve the people.
“I hold no grudge against anyone. It was a political competition and since I won it is time to serve all,” noted the MP who first joined parliament in 2013 on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ticket.