NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has once again called on the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy to move on from their loss in the last General Election.
This followed an apology from the CORD elected Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua for disparaging remarks made against the Head of State by Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama, a vocal CORD supporter.
“I’m sure you’ve read in the newspapers and heard on radio that our Senator really insulted you when he was in Machakos the other day and I would like to ask for your forgiveness on his behalf,” Mutua said.
In response, President Kenyatta reiterated his Labour Day sentiments that those unhappy with the current crop of leaders should await the next General Election but show some deference to those elected by the Kenyan people in the mean time.
“The next General Election will come. So you’re better off spending your energy analysing why you lost instead of hurling insults at others. Insults just demonstrate your ignorance so I guess it’s a good thing we’re connecting schools to the power grid so that when teachers are done instructing our children, you can go next,” he hit back.
During his Labour Day address, an incensed President Kenyatta demanded that the Opposition show some respect for those in positions of authority regardless of their political affiliations or at the very least, the electorate.
“If you want to be respected when you are elected, you must respect those already elected to serve,” he said.
Muthama has made no secret of his opposition to the Jubilee coalition which he’s accused numerous times of not legitimately being in office.
He’s also made no secret of his opposition to Mutua’s administration despite the fact that they were both elected on the same party ticket.
President Kenyatta and Mutua spoke in Machakos County on Wednesday where the Head of State unveiled the ‘Last Mile’ electricity connectivity project which seeks to connect 3 million more Kenyans to the power grid by 2017.
Thereafter he toured the Machakos Level 5 hospital which has been equipped with dialysis and theatre equipment as part of a national government effort to devolve referral type health services.