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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.