'Small parties join Jubilee for power'
16 April 2013, 13:53
Nakuru town West MP Samuel Arama has hit out at small political parties that are joining the Jubilee government saying such parties are only after power.
Arama noted that it was regrettable that leaders of the small political parties were busy forming post elections pacts saying the political season was over.
He further added that the country cannot move on without a strong opposition representation in both the parliament and the senate house.
“Those who are still joining the government must be after power and position which is not good for our country because we need strong opposition to do all checks and balancing for Kenyans,” he noted.
While speaking to the media on Monday, Arama who was elected for the Nakuru West seat on an ODM ticket said that CORD had the numbers needed to form a solid opposition in parliament.
He further observed that real democracy will only be realized in Kenya when political leaders overcome selfish gain and interest.
"We have more than 80 MPs in the legislature but we also need other small parties to join us so that we can keep the government on toes," said the Nakuru West MP.
He also added that the issue of opposition should not be politicized by the leaders in Jubilee but rather be embraced as a new beginning in Kenya's politics.
The Member of Parliament also emphasized that it was dangerous to govern a country without an opposition saying that will not help Kenya realize vision 2030.
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