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Junet Clarifies His Controversial Statement

The Suna East member of parliament Junet Mohammed speaks at a past political function. [Source Courtesy]

The Suna East member of parliament Junet Mohammed has sought to clarify a controversial statement he made in Nyamira days ago. Speaking on the Royal Media Services-owned Citizen Television in an exclusive interview on Monday, the member of parliament denied that he said that Central Kenya would be sidelined in a Raila Odinga-led government.

"What I said has been totally blown out of proportion. Politics are local and I was speaking in Nyamira. I meant that this time the people of Nyanza have an opportunity to form government. I am a minority who has been accepted in Nyanza so why would I want to exclude people, " the Suna East member of parliament told Citizen Television presenter Trevor Ombija.

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader and former prime minister Raila Odinga gestures while making a point at a past interview. [Source Courtesy]

Junet said that the propaganda that a Raila Odinga-led government will exclude Central Kenya residents was being spread by the politicians allied to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA). He argued that they were doing so due to the inroads that the former prime minister had made in the Mount Kenya region.

The MP assured the Mt Kenya region that it would be part of an Odinga government. Junet had come under tremendous fire following his controversial statement in Nyamira. "When we get government, it will be for the people of Nyanza. Even Mutahi will be coming here as a visitor, " he said. There had been calls for him to tender an apology for making the utterances.

The deputy president Dr William Ruto gestures while making a speech at a past function. [Source Courtesy]

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Junet Junet Mohammed Nyamira Suna East Trevor Ombija

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