ODM: Uhuru should resign if he cannot handle power
28 November 2014, 08:08
Nairobi - The Orange Democratic Movement ODM says that president Uhuru Kenyatta should resign if he cannot handle matters pertaining to his job description.
The opposition party says that unless the president is serious on matters such as insecurity, then he should quit and let someone else do the job.
The reaction arose from comments made by the president Wednesday, stating that security lies in the hands of Kenyans and not fully under the government.
Led by party leader Raila Odinga in Kisumu Thursday, the ODM leaders stated that being the president, Uhuru swore to protect the lives of Kenyans when taking oath of office.
They added that by not taking responsibility for the recent killings of Kenyans, the president has set a bad example and should resign.
" The president cannot shy away from his main duty, which is to protect Kenyans. If he wants to do so, then he should simply resign and let someone who cares do the job, Odinga said during the funeral ceremony for the late Homa Bay Senator Otieno Kajwang.
Siaya Senator James Orengo also had stinging words for the president.
" The president must take charge of shift out, he shouted. We are tired of seeing the needless deaths of Kenyans. When will they stop? It seems nothing will stop under this government, he added.
28 Kenyans were recently murdered in Mandera by Al Shabaab militants, a move that caught the government and security forces unawares.
The president said Wednesday that Kenyans too had a role to play in securing the country's borders.
" We all have a role to play. The question I ask is, what are you doing about security?, he posed, to outrage from Kenyans on the loose nature of his remarks.
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