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February 25, 2018

Uhuru dividing Kenyans with 'tribal' State House meetings - Wandayi

Kisii and Nyamira county politicians during their meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nakuru,  September 13, 2017. /PSCU
Kisii and Nyamira county politicians during their meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nakuru, September 13, 2017. /PSCU

Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi has castigated President Uhuru Kenyatta for turning State House into an "arena for advancing selfish political agenda".

He said the head of state has perfected the art of hosting delegations at the premises, a move he said amounts to dictatorship.

Wandayi said the move is "common among collapsed governments where the unsuspecting members of the public are forced to pay allegiance to a dictator through proxies."

"Uhuru’s latest meetings are reminiscent of tribal delegations to State House associated with dictatorial regimes of his father and retired president Daniel Moi."

The legislator, a fierce critic of Uhuru’s administration, said the old mindset has refused to die as "the more things change the more they remain the same."

He spoke to The Star on phone hours after Uhuru met more than 10,000 delegates from Kisii region, a perceived NASA stronghold.

The President was conciliatory with the community saying he had no qualms with them despite his criticism of Supreme Court Judge David Maraga.

Maraga is being targeted following his decision and that of three other judges of the apex court which saw Uhuru' win nullified on September 1.

More on this: 'Hata wewe ungesikia aje?' Uhuru admits Supreme Court ruling left him 'really angry'

Wandayi said Uhuru should be reminded that Kisii votes are under lock and key for NASA presidential torch bearer Raila Odinga.

"Jubilee’s perceived inroads into the region will not yield much. Change is inevitable and no manner of shenanigans will stop our quest."

Also read: Drama as Kisii leaders fight for food at Nakuru State House











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