Government asked to take stern action on individuals breaking the law

Jubilee leaders have asked the Government to take stern action on individuals bent on breaking the law.


The leaders led by Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen and Senate deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki said what took place in Uhuru Park in the so-called ‘swearing’ of Nasa principal Raila Odinga was illegal and those responsible should face the law.

Others were MPs William Cheptumo (Baringo North), William Kisang (Marakwet West), Catherine Waruguru (Laikipia Women Representative), Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu) and Patrick Mariro (Laikipia West).

They told Opposition leaders that their political sideshows would not deter the Government from implementing its development agenda for the country.


Speaking during the launch of Marigat -Muchongoi -Karandi Ol Ngarua -Muhotetu and Muhotetu Sibili road in Baringo and Laikipia Counties on Friday, the leaders said all Kenyans must abide by the rule of law.


The function, which was held at Kabel grounds in Baringo County, was presided over by Deputy President William Ruto.


Mr Ruto said the Government’s main agenda was now on the Big Four- food security, manufacturing, affordable housing and healthcare. He said Kenyans had spent the whole of 2017 politicking.


“We will not be distracted by the noises being made by the Opposition.  We will not be derailed or stopped by political sideshows as we are focused on the provision of service delivery,” said Mr Ruto.



Mr Cheptumo said: “I am a lawyer and the Constitution is clear on how to elect the President and how to swear him/her in. What we saw in Uhuru Park was illegal and action must be taken against those behind the move.”


“Any person who attempts to challenge the legality of President Uhuru Kenyatta,  should face the full force of the law.”


Ms Waruguru said the law should take its cause as it was the responsibility of all Kenyans to abide by the Constitution.


“As MPs we will stand with the rule of law. Some few individuals should not play with the lives of Kenyans,” said Ms Waruguru.


Mr Murkomen said Kenyans should be grateful to God that the leadership of the country remained in the hands of President Kenyatta and Mr Ruto.


“If Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula, Musalia Mudavadi and Raila Odinga cant just agree while in the Opposition, what about if they take over the leadership of this country? It will be chaotic,” said Mr Murkomen.


He said the ongoing political schemes being witnessed among Nasa leaders was all about 2022 politics.


“My brother Kalonzo could not attend the so called ‘swearing in’ ceremony because he was denied the opportunity to be the Opposition’s flag bearer in 2013, 2017 and has already sensed danger ahead of 2022,” said Mr Murkomen.


Mr Kindiki urged Kenyans to ignore the activities of the Opposition leaders, saying they are confused and have no focus.


“Kenyans want to engage in development to eradicate poverty and improve their economic situation,” said Mr Kindiki.


The Deputy President asked communities along the Kerio Valley to embrace peace and desist from activities, which might undermine their peaceful coexistence.


Mr Ruto urged residents in the region to cooperate with security personnel by volunteering useful information that can lead to the arrest of the few criminal elements.


“Many people in the valley are law abiding citizens but the few criminal elements should be exposed to the law enforcement officers for action to be take against them. By doing this, we will achieve lasting peace to insecurity challenges,” said Mr Ruto.