A section of Jubilee leaders have dismissed the alleged “swearing in” of Nasa principal Raila Odinga last Tuesday as inconsequential.
The leaders led by Senate deputy Speaker Prof Kithure Kindiki and Governors Ferdinand Waititu (Kiambu) and Mwangi wa Iria (Muranga) dismissed the so-called “swearing” in of Mr Odinga, saying the move is a laughable and comic relief to the country.
Speaking at Gatukuyu and Nyaga grounds during the launch of the tarmac work on Gatukuyu-Mataara and Kihonyo-Nyaga roads in Kiambu and Muranga Counties respectively on Thursday, attended by Deputy President William Ruto, the leaders wondered what and for whom Mr Odinga was president for.
The Deputy President weighed in on the matter describing it as a meaningless comic relief, which is over.
Others leaders included MPs Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Jude Jomo (Kiambu Town), Jonah Mburu (Lari), Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu), Wanjiku Kibe (Gatundu North), Patrick Wainain (Thika Town), Irungu Kangata (Muranga), Alice Wahome (Kandara), Joseph Nduati (Gatanga), deputy governor James Nyoro and Kiambu County Assembly deputy speaker Stephen Ndichu.
The leaders said the Constitution was clear on the process of arriving at a President in Kenya and the people only recognize President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“We are now happy that Nasa is dead and Kenyans can now focus their attention on matters of development,’ said Prof Kindiki.
Mr Waititu asked what instruments of power the so called “Peoples President’ have and what power he wields.
The leaders laughed at the event that only saw Mr Odinga appear at the Uhuru Park function while other Nasa leaders Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula and Musalia Mudavadi skipped.
Mr Ichungwa said Mr Odinga had evidently shown that he is power hungry.
Mr Kuria laughed off the event as inconsequential and useless.
The Deputy President assured Kenyans that there will be no politicking in the next five years. Saying elections were over and it was time for service delivery.
“I want to tell Kenyans that issues of elections are behind us. Those who are engaging in political sideshows are alone. The time we have is for development,” said Mr Ruto.
The Deputy President said the Government has allocated Shs 17billion for the construction of Ruiru two Dam to benefit 400,000 residents as well as provide water for irrigation.
“As part of our efforts to ensuring food security in our country, we have embarked on the construction of dams,” said Mr Ruto.
He said Jubilee would continue to serve all Kenyans irrespective of their political and as it had done during its first term in office.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta is the President and we will continue to do development across the country irrespective of whether they voted for us or not, It is our duty to serve all Kenyans,” said Mr Ruto.
Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary Dr James Macharia said the 30-kms Gatukuyu-Mataara road will be tarmacked at a cost of Shs 1.5billion and will be completed in 24 months.
Dr Macharia said he will ensure the Government’s infrastructure agenda was top of his priority list.
Mr Ndichu told Jubilee to focus their energies on development and not to be distracted by Nasa activities.
“From what we saw in Uhuru Park, it is now clear that Nasa has been reduced to a one person affair ,” said Mr Ndichu.
Governor Iria lauded the Government for improving roads in the area, saying good infrastructure enabled farmers get better prices of their farm produce as they can get access to markets.
The Deputy President also addressed students of St Francis girls High School, Mangu and and Nyaga Secondary School in Kiambu and Muranga Counties respectively.