• Tuesday, 25 June 2024
National Assembly speaker Moses Wetangula calls for an end to divisive tribal politics

National Assembly speaker Moses Wetangula calls for an end to divisive tribal politics

National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula has told off leaders propagating tribal politics in Kenya.

Speaking at a funeral service in Kanduyi constituency, Wetangula said the constitution enshrines Kenya as a unitary state allowing all citizens to coexist irrespective of the regions they belong, adding that Gachagua's sentiments of advocating for shares in government are divisive.

"When you start saying "my people, my people" you're Kenyans' enemy. We want a situation where any Kenyan can stay anywhere and we build one happy family called Kenya," said Wetangula. 

 

"I urge all Kenyan leaders to stop divisive politics based on ethnicity. Kenya under our 2010 constitution is a unitary state sharing power between the national government and the devolved units."

Other leaders said that Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua's double speak on governance shows that he is supporting the opposition and not adhering to the government's agenda of uniting Kenyans and ensuring equal distribution of resources.

"I want to ask you my boss, our Deputy President is that how you want to pay William Ruto? That you have began to speak the language of the opposition," added Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa.

DP Gachagua has recently been a political punching bag over his unwelcome sentiments on tribal politics in his continued indulgence in the Mt Kenya supremacy battles.

The latter has even prompted President William Ruto to issue a directive on leaders to steer clear of tribal politics.

Leaders across the nation have joined the ridicule trail against the second-in-command, saying that stirring political rift based on ethnicity will have grave ramifications in a developed democracy.

 

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