, NAIROBI, Kenya Jun 15 – Machakos County Governor Alfred Mutua has urged the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leadership to shun cheap politics and work at bringing development to the country.
Mutua who is also a member of the CORD Coalition says cheap politics of incitement, violence and name calling will only bring chaos in the country and increase poverty.
He urged the Cord leadership to respect the Jubilee government and allow them to serve Kenyans.
“Every leadership position should be given respect, even if I’m in the opposition I have to respect President Uhuru Kenyatta. When we are playing politics, we must use our brains and respect the things we are talking about; when people are saying ‘Uhuru must go’, ‘Uhuru must go’ where is he going to go?” he challenged.
He urged them to practice good politics that does not amount to incitement which might trigger violence.
“Opposition must do its work, because if the Jubilee administration is not working well it has to be told its not doing well, but it has to be told in a way that will not trigger violence,” he stated.
He said the opposition should correct the government by offering alternatives in a shadow government.
“If the government has brought its budget, the opposition should also produce its own budget, but if you don’t provide alternatives, that’s not opposition that’s cheap politics,” he said.
He urged them to serve Kenyans and not their own selfish gains.
The CORD coalition is holding countrywide rallies between June and July after the fall of the proposed dialogue with the Jubilee administration to discuss various issues affecting the nation.
The series of consultative rallies across the country is a build up to the Saba Saba (July 7) day when the coalition will hold a main rally in Nairobi.
On Saturday Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo warned organisers and leaders of political rallies that will be held responsible for any lawlessness that occurs during rallies.
Kimaiyu urged organisers of all political rallies not to engage in activities that amount to incitement, hate speech and name calling.