Ignore Raila’s Likoni orders, Jubilee MPs tell civil servants

By K24Tv Team On Sun, 6 Oct, 2019 21:07 | < 1 min read
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Deputy President William Ruto (right) at a church in Imenti Central on Sunday, October 6, 2019. PHOTO | DPPS
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    Section of Jubilee MPs fault Raila over order to stop dredging works in Likoni, say he has no power to issue such orders.

Deputy President (DP) William Ruto has warned opposition politicians to keep off affairs of the government in a veiled attack on Raila Odinga.

Speaking in Meru on Sunday, DP Ruto said he would continue crisscrossing the country because that is his constitutional mandate.

“Wale watu wanashida na mimi kutembea Kenya waende wasome katiba..Watu wa upinzani wafanye kazi yao (Those of who have issues with me criss crossing the country should go and read the Constitution, those in the opposition should stick to their work),” said the Deputy President.

Several Jubilee MPs who attended the church service at Kithirune Methodist Church in Central Imenti urged civil servants to ignore roadside orders issued by Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila.

The MPs said Raila has no power to issue such orders, adding that such directives can only come from government officials.

Speaking during a prayer service at Kithirune Methodist Church of Kenya in Central Imenti, Meru County on Sunday which was attended by Deputy President William Ruto, the leaders said Raila was taking advantage of the handshake.

The MPs said Raila was usurping President Uhuru Kenyatta’s powers.

Among the lawmakers who attended the service were: Raheem Dawood (North Imenti), Moses Kirimi (Central Imenti), Mugambi Rindikiri (Buuri), Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira), Silvanus Osoro (South Mugirango) and Halima Mucheke (nominated)

Mr Gachagua dismissed Raila’s directive to stop dredging works in the Indian Ocean to allow divers retrieve bodies of Mariam Kighenda and her daughter Amanda Mutheu.

“Those orders are his own jokes. We urge all civil servants to ignore Mr Odinga’s directive; he has no authority over such,” he said.

Mr Osoro criticised Raila, telling him that such orders can only come from the President.