Mudavadi lashes out at Khalwale over remarks on Uhuru's appointees
20 April 2015, 09:31
Vihiga - Amani Coalition leader Musalia Mudavadi has lashed out at Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale over his recent remarks on public appointments made by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Mudavadi said that the fact that Jubilee government has had a serious problem in reflecting inclusivity in appointments in the past, and their recent move to appoint senior government officers from the diverse parts of the country should be congratulated and encouraged.
“The appointment of Eugene Wamalwa, General Samson Mwathethe as Chief of Kenya Defence Forces and other officers to the various positions in government, shows a departure from Jubilee government’s normal way of doing things. It at least shows some cohesion and integration,” said Mudavadi.
The former deputy Prime Minister said that Amani Coalition has always advocated for the government not just to please their voters, but also show national integration by involving all Kenyans in public appointments.
“Let us acknowledge that this has happened, and urge the government not to relapse going backwards. This inclusivity must be sustained and not just preserved for those who vote for a particular government,” said Mudavadi.
He further noted that it was hypocritical for people in the opposition, who have been noted on many platforms in the past asking for the government to reflect the face of the country, offering derogatory statements against the same that has been initiated.
“As leaders and Kenyans as a whole, we need to be more realistic and mature in articulating certain issues. Politics in the country should not go as low as to be associated with just duping and unnecessary hypes. There is now little dignity in the eyes of the voters about this animal called politician,” he said.
He said leaders should not only celebrate when they are in the limelight and condemn any other person, who wants to rise up a certain position, as this amounts to having selfish interests.
He asked leaders to emulate the current politics being done in the United Kingdom, where leaders are engaging each other on the basis of issues and not mere rhetoric.
Khalwale and other Cord leaders have criticised President Uhuru Kenyatta’s recent appointments, saying that they were intended to hoodwink Kenyans.
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