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We achieved what we wanted – Jeremiah Kioni gives verdict on Limuru meeting

Monday, May 20th, 2024 10:20 | By
Jubilee Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni. PHOTO/@HonKioni/X
Jubilee Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni. PHOTO/@HonKioni/X.

Embattled Jubilee Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni has lauded the Limuru III conference indicating that it lived up to its expectations and met the calibre of the first two Limuru events.

Speaking on a K24 TV interview on Monday, May 20, 2024, Kioni insisted that all the key objectives for staging the regional political conference were achieved.

The former Ndaragwa member of parliament explained that the organisers of the highly anticipated conference had faced opposition from some political quarters but managed to stage a successful meeting.

According to Kioni, the organisers drew a list of expected attendees who turned up, making the Mt Kenya political event live up to its hype.

"We had intended to hold the meeting and we held it. The people we expected to come came and we achieved what we wanted to achieve," Kioni stated.

Low-key follow-up meeting

On Sunday, May 19, 2024, the organisers of the Limuru III conference convened another closed-door meeting in Thika. Kioni told K24 TV that the leaders sought to address some of the challenges facing the Mt Kenya region.

Although the media was given a blackout, Kioni detailed that they hosted a family that lost their loved one following a shooting incident on Friday, May 17, 2024.

As part of the resolutions for their closed-door meeting, the Jubilee Secretary-General announced that the team resolved to form a team of lawyers that will represent the residents.

Jubilee Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni during a past address. PHOTO/Jeremiah Kioni(@HonKioni)/X
Jubilee Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni during a past address. PHOTO/Jeremiah Kioni(@HonKioni)/X

"Out of which yesterday we were in Thika in a place called Desai. We had a low-key event with no media presence," Kioni stated.

"We said we will put together a team of lawyers who would always be available to defend our people because there are some quite atrocities that are being occasioned on the poor," he remarked.

Limuru III resolutions

During the meeting, the organisers who include Kioni and Azimio la Umoja Principal Martha Karua launched an umbrella outfit dubbed Haki Coalition. The coalition is made up of 26 political parties from the Mt Kenya region which attended the conference.

However, Kioni insisted that all other political parties will be allowed to join the coalition irrespective of their political affiliations.

While launching Haki Coalition, Kioni named former President Uhuru Kenyatta as the Mt Kenya community leader.

"We now have an umbrella body dubbed Haki Coalition, it will bring all parties in Mount Kenya together and we will be speaking in one voice," Kioni announced.

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