Uhuru urged to stop responding to critics
01 December 2014, 14:59
Mombasa - United Democratic Forum and Amani Coalition Leader, Musalia Mudavadi,
has told the Jubilee government to take the spiraling insecurity seriously
and stop answering critics.
Mudavadi said that insecurity in the
country will not be solved through engaging in a shouting match with critics.
“You have a responsibility to secure the nation and you must take charge," Mudavadi said.
He said that the talking between the president and his critics must stop.
assurances are no longer useful to a tired and bleeding nation. The
government response is becoming irritating. This approach will not
revive the dead nor will it stem the state of hopelessness that we are
in. Let those charged with securing the country, for once, take
responsibility,” he added.
Mudavadi was addressing a fundraiser for 50 women groups in at Vigurungani, Kinango Constituency in Kwale County on Saturday.
“The President can only dry the tears of the bereaved if he cracks the whip.
He swore to protect the lives and property of Kenyans and not the job
security of individuals, members of a community or ruling coalition,” he said.
had earlier met with Governor Salim Mvurya where he commended Kwale people
for keeping the peace and refusing to be stigmatized as hosts of terrorists.
“The coastal region economy is particularly affected
by insecurity. In all counties, the mainstay tourism industry is on its
death bed. Loss of jobs and unemployment will only heighten the feelings
of marginalization. We must not let this happen,” he said.
urged the national government to tarmac Kwale-Samburu road that would
open south coast to more tourism investment and ease traffic and time
wasted on Likoni ferry.
“This road had been a campaign tool for
too long. Let’s do the correct thing and construct the road that will
link South Coast and Tsavo National park without having to through
Mombasa,” said Mudavadi.
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He was accompanied by Deputy party
chairman Yare Mohammed, Secretary General Justus Kizito and organizing
Secretary Basil Mwakiringo, where he also attended the burial
of Senator Agnes Zani’s mother.
Mudavadi also met Kwale County officials to popularize the re-branding of UDF as Amani National Congress (ANC).
former Deputy Prime Minister outlined how insecurity can be tackled
saying there is need to review the commitment to security sector reforms that have been
“Review of the coordination, command and response
structure of security agencies to avoid interagency rivalry and
inertia. Establish the County Policing Authority as provided for by the
law,” he said.
“It is not enough and it’s defeatist for the President to extol Kenyans to own their security and yet deny their County governments’ involvement in security matters. The President must
urgently convene a Summit to have input from County governments on
how to contain runaway insecurity," he urged.
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