LOVING PRESIDENT

Emulate Moi, former labour minister tells politicians

Masinde says since Moi retired Kenya has not had a good government

In Summary
  • Former politician urges leaders to promote love, peace and unity
  • Says current leaders are self-centered forgetting to serve mwananchi
Former labour minister Philip Masinde addresses journalists at his Bwamani home, Busia county
MOURNING MOI: Former labour minister Philip Masinde addresses journalists at his Bwamani home, Busia county
Image: JANE CHEROTICH

Former labour minister Philip Masinde has called upon leaders to emulate the late former president Daniel arap Moi's style of leadership and shun divisive politics.

Masinde, who was Nambale MP for 10 years, said since Moi retired Kenya has not had a good government. The leaders are self-centered forgetting to serve the common mwananchi.

"Moi was a loving president. He always called upon us to shun tribalism. But the politics of today is a business full of competition," Masinde said.

 

The 87-year-old former politician urged leaders to promote love, peace and unity for Kenya to prosper.

He wondered why copies of the BBI report had not been distributed to locals to read.

"If the President himself reiterated that BBI is meant to unite, I wonder why leaders like Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria were roughed up in Kitui for allegedly not respecting the President. Respect cannot be forced," he said.

"We cannot boast that we are promoting BBI when we cannot allow people to be free thinkers and come up with their conclusions. Let them all sit together irrespective of their political stands and put together their ideas. That is exactly what Moi used to do."