There was drama in Parliament on Wednesday afternoon after Raila’s ally and National Assembly Minority leader Junet Mohammed asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to resign for running down a thriving economy that was left by Mwai Kibaki.
Junet also took issue with Uhuru over what he termed as government sluggish response in combating the Covid-19 pandemic.
While criticizing the manner in which the government had handled the Covid-19, and especially the patients and those in quarantine, Junet who is a close ally of opposition leader Raila Odinga, asked Uhuru Kenyatta to resign and pave way for fresh Presidential elections.
“If President Uhuru Kenyatta was self respecting, of which I doubt he is, he would have resigned long ago!” He said to the thunderous thumping of feet by the MPs.
Junet accused the President of being insensitive to Kenyans saying the handshake doesn’t mean that Uhuru can do things the way he wishes.
“You cannot oppress already vulnerable Kenyans, forcefully test him and once found to be positive, you just force them into quarantine and extort Sh 2k per day from them. Where do you expect them to get the money after messing up a thriving economy, and you think handshake will tolerate that nonsense”, he added.
The attack of President Uhuru Kenyatta by the Suna East MP and particularity the call for his resignation was suspect coming after Raila met Oscar Sudi for a 2-hour lunch meeting, and cast aspersion on the current position of the handshake.
Reports indicate that Raila could be running impatient on the handshake with less than two years to the general election and with nothing significant he can take home safe for the few trappings of power that excites him and his supporters.
But in what seemed liked a coordinated barrage of attacks on the Executive, National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale also had no kind words for Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai. Duale blamed the duo for most of the deaths currently reported in the country as a result police brutality.