NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 11 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has dared the Opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) to boycott Tuesday’s opening of Parliament, terming such a move as inconsequential.
Speaking following a meeting with Kamba leaders on Tuesday, the Head of State stated that the Jubilee Party had a high number of legislators and could transact any business of the House without a hitch.
His sentiments came amid threats by NASA to skip the sittings due to the Supreme Court ruling, which nullified his win.
“They will boycott the opening of Parliament? I tell them well done. Just wait, you will see us opening the House and start passing Bills. If they don’t want to participate, who has held them back? It is their right to come and go as they please and even if they boycott, what difference does it make? Zero. Standing Orders are there, we have prepared the Bills that were pending in the last Parliament.”
The Head of State further pointed at the futility of a win by Raila Odinga in the repeat presidential poll, saying that he does not have the requisite numbers in Parliament.
“Today, even if Raila is elected, tell me how he is going to rule the country. How? Jubilee as it stands, in the last Senate, we could not pass Bills because of the balancing that was there. Today, with 41 Senators elected and nominated, we can do business in the Senate without a single member of NASA present in the Senate,” he said.
The National Super Alliance MPs had earlier threatened to skip the sitting claiming the presidential poll petition was still pending.