What KOT had to say about Jirongo’s State House visit
Veteran politician Cyrus Jirongo is staring at a backlash from Kenyans on Twitter in the wake of his decision to publicly support President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election on October 17.
This decision translates to a complete political turnaround for the former Lugari MP who unsuccessfully ran against President Kenyatta during the August 8 elections.
He fared dismally, finishing seventh out of eight candidates, with a paltry 11, 282 votes, representing 0.07 percent of total votes cast.
Less than a month later, and Mr Jirongo has settled on President Kenyatta as the man to lead Kenya forward.
On Tuesday, he was among dozens of leaders from the Luhya community pictured meeting the President at State House, Nairobi in a “strategy” meeting.
The president welcome the support from the leaders, saying it signified Jubilee’s popularity across the country.
Also in attendance was former Vihiga Governor Moses Akaranga, former Budalang’i lawmaker, Ababu Namwamba, and former Funyula MP, Paul Otuoma.
Jirongo’s attendance in particular left Kenyans with a lot to say.
JIRONGO was a creation of jubilee. Spot him kneeling before 3rd respondent!
U remember him conceding to computer generated figures? pic.twitter.com/qrRjYElRv3
— james (@jmwasela) September 6, 2017
Akaranga, jirongo et al., are in pursuit of brown envelopes… i call it replenish your riches or die mourning your lossest
— Kapere Jnr (@Ochiengkapere) September 5, 2017
No. Cyrus Jirongo cannot run again.
We are not going through SHAGHALABAGALA again.
— Brian K. (@Yenyewe) September 1, 2017
Jirongo and Ruto are now playing for the same team, politricks.
— Amamacho (@Amamacho) September 6, 2017