Politicians allied to Deputy President William Ruto have come out to challenge President Uhuru Kenyatta to take decisive action against the thieves eyeing political seats in 2022.
Speaking in Ruiru, Kiambu county on Saturday, President Kenyatta warned Kenyans against electing thieves who will destroy his and Kibaki’s legacies.
“I urge you, don’t be incited. Choose leaders who will ensure this country remains peaceful and united and those who will carry on with the work we already started and not take us back to where we came from,” Uhuru said.
“Please don’t allow Mwai Kibaki’s 10 years and my 10 years to be destroyed by electing thugs and thieves,” he added.
In response, Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua and Garissa Township MP Aden Duale told Uhuru to exercise his power and arrest the thief.
“Maybe the President has news that there is a thief who wants to contest in the general elections. He should make plans for the person to be arrested, taken to court and sent to jail so that he won’t be in the race,” Gachagua said.
Duale on his part accused Uhuru of insulting Jubilee party members and its supporters.
“So President today you are telling us that 8,000,000 Jubilee supporters in your own reading are full of conmen, crooks and thieves. That is an insult to the Jubilee family and to your supporters. If there is anybody, kama kuna mtu mwizi Kenya ambaye anataka kuwa kiongozi, Mr President, you have the instruments of power. The National Intelligence Service falls under you. You have the EACC, DCI and the Auditor General. Use those and tell the country, don’t be general be specific,” he said.