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Ababu hits at Raila over referendum

18 August 2014, 23:01 Kennedy Okwach

Budalangi - The MP Ababu Namwamba has taken a swipe at CORD’s principal Raila Odinga over his push for referendum saying he has no moral authority to call for a referendum when his ODM party suffers from ‘democratic mistrust’.

Speaking during a fundraiser in aid of Mushiliro Anglican Church in Navakholo Kakamega County on Sunday, Ababu said Kenyans were tired of politicking saying it’s time for development and cohesion.

“If you cannot trust Ababu Namwamba with the secretary general of a party because he doesn’t look trustworthy, because he comes from a different community, then how will you work with his community when you become president?” posed Ababu.

Ababu pointed out that Kenyans should shape up to a new dispensation of leaders because the current leaders were either too tribal or stuck in old habits that can’t work with the current generation,

“Our country is crying out for leadership, we have resources, good weather and hardworking citizens. Kenya is a blessed land but lacks leaders. Kenya needs leaders that don’t trade in politics throughout the week,” observed Ababu.

On the pending replacement of NIS boss, Ababu urged president Uhuru to appoint a qualified Kenyan with the required expertise saying tribal appointments have proved futile in tackling insecurity in the country.

“Look here is Rotich, my security aide from Rift Valley, he has been with me since I entered parliament in 2007 and it’s my second term with him, how many leaders can trust another tribesman with their security?” posed Ababu.

This comes after former NIS boss Michael Gichangi is said to have resigned from the post over a personal matter.

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