You are too corrupt to rule, Cord leaders tell Jubilee
The Jubilee administration came under sharp criticism on Tuesday when a section of Cord luminaries led by former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka accused the current regime of tribalism and corruption.
Kalonzo and his team, drawn from both Wiper and Orange Democratic Movement Party (ODM), pitched tent at Nguluni in Matungulu constituency where they Joined the Kenya Red Cross Society on a mission to help out dozens of families whose houses were destroyed by a rainstorm last week.
The venue was barely two kilometers from Katulu Primary School, where President Uhuru Kenyatta launched a mega electricity program two weeks ago, in which the president launched a scathing attack on the opposition over what he termed as engaging in empty political rhetoric.
The leaders said Cord will remain united as it forges ahead and vowed the coalition would wrestle power from Jubilee in the next General Election, claiming the Jubilee Administration is too corrupt to rule.
Flanked by Senators Johnstone Muthama (Machakos), James Orengo (Siaya), MPs Stephen Mule (Matungulu), Kyengo Maweu (Kangundo), Susan Musyoka (Machakos County) and Machakos Deputy Governor Bernard Kiala, the Wiper party leader said the Jubilee Government had failed to fight corruption in the country.
“The war on graft is lost. The Jubilee Administration has lost moral authority to fight corruption in high places, and could easily pass as the most corrupt regime Kenyans have ever seen,” said Kalonzo.
“The Jubilee Government has hatched a scheme to divide Kenyans through sponsoring registration of too many political parties, but Kenyans are too clever to be misled.”
“We want to tell them that Kenyans have been ‘tortured’ enough during this first term, and they cannot afford to experience another term under Jubilee,” he added.
GRAFT WORSE UNDER JUBILEE
Senator Orengo said tribalism had taken root in the country, and that the vice has worsened under Jubilee.
“Tribalism in this country has been worse in the current regime than any other in Kenya’s history. Indeed, President Kenyatta’s government has perpetrated tribalism than Mzee Kenyatta’s regime did at the time,” he charged.
The outspoken senator urged Kenyans to support the ongoing Okoa Kenya campaign, which is pushing for a national referendum seeking to carryout key constitutional reforms including division of national revenue and electoral reforms.
He said CORD still holds the opinion that the current electoral body, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), is not capable of presiding over a fair election and should be scrapped off before the next elections.
Senator Muthama challenged the president to ‘be more genuine’ in his quest to fight graft.
“President Kenyatta does not appear genuine in the fight against corruption.”
“He should rise to the occasion and take real action on corrupt individuals who have been perpetrating the vice right under his nose,” he said.
Matungulu MP Stephen Mule said the war on corruption in Kenya must be genuinely fought.
“We wonder how the fight against graft will succeed and yet there appears to be a ‘high priest of corruption’ in the Government,” he said.