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Jubilee MP wants President to rethink about 'Railonzo' retirement perks

19 May 2015, 12:17 Jackson Okata

Nakuru - Nakuru east member of parliament, David Gikaria has appealed to President Uhuru Kenyatta to rethink his decision of denying former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga and former vice president, Kalonzo Musyoka their retirement packages.

Gikaria said it was wrong for his fellow MPs in the Jubilee coalition to celebrate President Uhuru Kenyatta's failure to assent to the bill that would have seen Raila and Kalonzo get their retirement perks.

Speaking Monday in Nakuru town, Gikaria said it would be better for the president to assent to the bill to avoid a political confrontation in 2017.

“The country is nearing the 2017 electioneering period and it will be very bad if the issue of retirement perks for the former Premier is carried into the 2017 campaigns because this small issue might divide the country. The president should rethink about it and give these two gentlemen what they deserve because after all they served this nation,” said Gikaria.

He added, “The Jubilee MPS who are celebrating the failure by the president to sign the bill should know that the same pain might strike them sometime in the future.”

“What if tomorrow Odinga becomes the President and does the same to Uhuru and Ruto; will Jubilee MPs be happy about it,” he asked.

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