Bifwoli slams critics of Jubilee govt appointments
07 January 2014, 08:16
Bungoma - Former Bumula MP Bifwoli Wakoli has told off vocal critics of the recent Jubilee Government appointments who include leaders allied to the CORD Coalition and asked them to tone down on their rhetoric, as they would have done the same if they ascended to power.
The former Lands Assistant Minister who unsuccessfully contested for the Bungoma Senate seat in the by-elections held last month, said he does not see anything wrong with the appointments done by President Uhuru Kenyatta and accused the leaders of being unrealistic.
Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula among other leaders have faulted the appointments of state corporation board chairmen and previous appointments alleging that the list did not reflect the face of the country.
Wetang’ula last week while traversing the county to thank the residents claimed that the appointments were not balanced as the president favoured few members of communities that voted for the Jubilee coalition in the March 4 polls.
“If you did not plant a farm and somebody else did, you should not to get a share during harvest time. It is up-to the farmer to decide whether to give you something or not. These people crying foul over the appointments have no moral authority to do so,” Bifwoli told journalists in Bungoma.
“The government of the day needs people who they are comfortable with and believe that they can implement the Jubilee manifesto and development agenda. They got a prerogative and can therefore not appoint just anyone for the sake of inclusivity,” said the former legislator.
He faulted those opposed to Muthaura’s appointment as the LAPPSET board chair because of his old age describing them as being insincere.
“If God did not want old people they will not be alive. Even in our homes when we cook, we still give the old people we stay with food, you can not discriminate against them and say they should not eat because of their advanced age. In fact Muthaura is more qualified than all the appointees and has more experience than everybody,” said Bifwoli, who noted that for the government to succeed they need the wise counsel from the aged members of the society who are reservoirs of wisdom.
“Personally I would advise the main opposition coalition in this country if they are at all serious with taking over the leadership reigns in the next polls, they should not cry foul over things like appointments which they have no control over. They should instead silently cheer on the government as it makes small blunders ,and later on capitalize on the mistakes they made and use them as a campaign tool in 2017,” Bifwoli said.
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