Nyong'o heckles Jubilee over failed state
22 April 2014, 08:02
Nairobi - Acting Orange Democratic Movement ODM party leader Prof. Anyang Nyong'o says that Jubilee government should cease using the opposition as a scapegoat for a failed national agenda.
Nyong'o was reacting Monday to allegations by members of the Jubilee coalition that the poor state of the opposition has ensured weak government performance.
This follows an allegation made by TNA's Moses Kuria blaming CORD for messing up the national registration system and being opposed to the government's plan for digital registration.
According to Kuria, all was well with the immigration department before Otieno Kajwang took over the docket in the grand coalition government.
But in a rejoinder Monday, Prof. Nyong'o rubbished the claims, saying the government is using defensive tactics to hide the fact that they have underperformed.
" It is a reactionary tactic that has been used by the government since it took power, to try blame all its failures on the opposition, he said.
" What utter nonsense and absolute balderdash! One would have thought that a weak opposition would give Jubilee a field day to push all its policies through Parliament without hindrance. The lead propagandist thrives on threatening Jubilee MPs and senators who try to express their displeasure in the bad things the Jubilee administration does, added Nyong’o.
"The truth is, using the tyranny of both numbers and political hubris, Jubilee has succeeded in perfecting the reign of propaganda and the tyranny of lies that now leads it to attempt to outsource its incompetence to the opposition. This cannot be Jubilee’s salvation.
Kuria had blamed CORD for trying to waylay the impending KES 8 billion digital registration, saying that they are a hindrance to growth of the nation.
CORD on their part, have insisted that the process is unnecessary as the government is better suited to handling its security functionality and improving the state of the immigration department.
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