President Uhuru Kenyatta is the only leader who is honest in the efforts to unite the country, Aden Duale has said.
Speaking in parliament Wednesday, Duale accused politicians of dividing the country along ethnic lines in the name of the handshake deal between Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta is the only honest person about uniting the country. The rest of us starting with the former prime minister (Raila Odinga), including DP William Ruto, Kalonzo Msyoka, Musalia Mudavadi, MPs and Senators, when we go to our constituencies talk a different language. Some of us from both sides of the divide believe that this unity must be selective,” he said.
The National Assembly Majority leader said any type of unity that isolates one side of a political divide should be rejected.
“If you want to have unity with Uhuru Kenyatta, there is no way you will avoid William Ruto. It is called the Presidency. There is even no way you will avoid Aden Duale. This is the same way you cannot have unity with the former prime minister and avoid a section of his party,” added Duale.
The Garissa Township MP also addressed the issue of politicians donating millions to churches, saying that each citizen has freedom of worship and their behaviour around the place of worship cannot be regulated.
“Why do you want to measure how I behave in a mosque or church. If you are stingy, and your heart is dark, and you do not want to appreciate what God has given you.. leave those who want to build churches to build them, (and) those who want to build mosques to build them. If you think the money comes from money laundering, stand up before the church/mosque before the Harambee starts and say that it is from money laundering and bring evidence,” he said.
Duale further disclosed that he is helping build Sh1.2 billion mosque in Eastleigh.