MPs tell CORD to respect the Constitution

July 14, 2014 3:47 pm
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Speaking during celebrations to mark 50 years of existence of Muranga High School presided over by Deputy President William Ruto, the leaders told the opposition to be responsible and engage in activities aimed at uniting Kenyans/FILE
Speaking during celebrations to mark 50 years of existence of Muranga High School presided over by Deputy President William Ruto, the leaders told the opposition to be responsible and engage in activities aimed at uniting Kenyans/FILE
MURANGA, Kenya, Jul 14 – A number of Parliamentarians drawn from Jubilee and CORD have told the opposition to respect Parliament and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) saying these are institutions which were created in the Constitution.

The leaders wondered why the opposition was now criticising institutions which have been created by the Constitution and yet they were part and parcel of those who participated in the making of the supreme law.

“Once some leaders say they have no confidence in institutions like Parliament which were created in the Constitution, we should know that such individuals also have no faith in the people of Kenya,” said Senate Deputy Speaker Kembi Gitura.

Speaking during celebrations to mark 50 years of existence of Muranga High School presided over by Deputy President William Ruto, the leaders told the opposition to be responsible and engage in activities aimed at uniting Kenyans.

Those who spoke included MPs Irungu Kangata (Kiharu), Peter Mwangi (Maragwa), Waweru Nderitu (Ndaragwa), Njogu Barua ( Gichugi), Alice Nganga (Thika town), Esther Wairimu (Ruiru), Chris Nakuleu ( Turkana North) and Abdula Aziz Farah (Mandera East).

Others were Sabina Chege (Woman MP Muranga), Kanini Kega (Kieni), Kabando Wa Kabando (Mukurweini), Kisoo Munyao (Mbooni) and Jamleck Kamau (Kigumo).

The leaders drawn from Jubilee and CORD called for an end to rhetoric and politics of hatred which were dividing the country on ethnic and political backgrounds saying it was time for leaders to serve Kenyans.

The leaders told the opposition to respect the government which was democratically elected noting that politics round the clock were undermining efforts for Kenyans to get the services they have been yearning for.

They dismissed those calling for a referendum as one way of solving the problems affecting the country terming those spearheading for referendum as anti-reformists.

Kabando accused CORD leaders Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula of trying to make the country ungovernable.

“ In fact Your Excellency, I think there is no need to waste time answering these CORD leaders because they are people outside there who are jobless and desperately in need of jobs. The best leaders to answer them are people like me and my brother Jamleck Kamau because you are too senior to talk to them,” said Kabando.

Munyao who is a Wiper Party leaders allied to CORD told leaders to focus on development instead of engaging in politics saying the next General election will be held in 2017.

He said leaders should trust institutions created by the constitution in solving the problems facing the country.

‘We should honour and respect institutions like Parliament and Senate in solving the problems facing this country. There is no other option,” said Munyao.

“My advice to the Jubilee Government is this. Continue serving the people and solve the problems facing Kenyans.

The opposition will not have any avenue to accuse you of having failed in this and that,” said Munyao.

They accused the Opposition of engaging in mere politicking even after the results of the last general election which they contested were still ruled in favour of the Jubilee administration and asked them to allow the Government to implement its development agenda.

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