MWINGI, Kenya, Jun 11 — President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on the opposition to abandon their political, “posturing,” which he said had cost the economy billions of Shillings.
The President said the opposition protests were deliberately staged to slow the country’s economic progress.
He called on the leaders of the opposition to drop their, “posturing,” and engage, “constructively,” with the national government.
Deputy President William Ruto who accompanied the President, called on the opposition to stop making demands and get ready to engage on the issue of the IEBC through Parliament.
The Deputy President said the leaders of the opposition were being unfair to the common Kenyans who are struggling to improve their life.
He said the violent protests cost the economy billions of shillings every week and had directly affected private property owners.
Ruto called on the opposition to respect the Constitution because that is the only to guarantee order in the country.
He asked the opposition to name MPs to sit on the Parliament Select Committee that will deal with the issue of IEBC.
“Stop the conditions. Stop the posturing. We have selected our team and you should do the same so that we can deal with the issue of IEBC,” the Deputy President said.
The President and his deputy made the call after commissioning equipment valued at Sh400 million at the Mwingi Level 4 Hospital.
President Kenyatta also commissioned a Kenya Medical Training Institute campus in Mwingi where he also announced a grant of Sh100 million for its expansion.
Speaking to the residents of the town, President Kenyatta said the economy would not grow if politicians actively pursued confrontation.
“If you want to rule this country, why can’t you allow its growth and development? What are you going to rule if you destroy? Are you coming to rule cats?” the President posed.
The Head of State urged Kenyans to remain united so that the country could remain an investment destination of choice.
The President was accompanied by the Governors of Kitui (Julius Malombe) and Machakos (Alfred Mutua), and 14 MPs from Ukambani.