Chanzu: Help President Uhuru to interpret Constitution
31 December 2013, 12:40
Vihiga - Vihiga MP Yusuf Chanzu has asked the Council of Governors and the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC), to help President Uhuru Kenyatta in the interpretation of the constitution in regards to the appointments of people who occupy public offices.
Chanzu noted that so far, the president is in breach of the constitution as he is guilty of regional and ethnical imbalance to the various jobs that he has already made.
“I think the Council of Governors and the CIC should come out and defend the constitution because the president is flawing it. Appointments of Cabinet Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and now heads of parastatals have been done unethically,” he said.
Chanzu was speaking when he met the area governor Moses Akaranga together with university students drawn from the county.
He said that western Kenya was being given a raw deal in the Jubilee government, and it was time that the president was reminded that it is against the law.
“The constitution does not spell out that only regions that votes for the incumbent president are the ones that should benefit from the state jobs and appointments. All regions must be balanced equally, regardless of their political stand,” he said.
Akaranga also noted that much as the jobs needed vast experience, there were people all over the country who qualified and President Uhuru need not recycle Muthaura.
“When I worked as a Minister for the Public Service sometimes back in 2004, Muthaura was a tired man who needed some rest in retirement. I wonder how he has got that job again after these many years,” Akaranga said.
The MP made the remarks regarding the recent appointments of the heads of the parastatals which have caused an uproar countrywide for the recycling of the old individuals that had retired from the public service.
Whereas he said that the region was divided during the last general elections, and put their vote on different presidential candidates, the president should consider it as it is part of his jurisdiction.
Speaking separately Sabatia MP, Alfred Agoi also said that the president was in the breach of the constitution and should consider all regions equally, whether they voted for him or not.
“It is not a time where we should be politicking all through. We must give to our people countrywide what they deserve without discrimination of race or their ethnical affiliations,” he said.
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