Uhuru using parastatal appointments as bait for votes in 2017, says activist
29 June 2016, 10:41
Nakuru - A Nakuru based political activist, Jonh Mwangi has accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of recycling political rejects by giving them plum government jobs.
Mwangi said by appointing former politicians back to the government, the President is going against his promise of running a digital government.
Speaking Tuesday in Nakuru town, Mwangi said it is wrong for the President to keep on awarding people who were rejected by voters in the 2013 elections when there are other Kenyans who are fit enough to serve in those positions.
Mwangi added that Uhuru was using the parastatal appointments as a vote hunting bait ahead of the 2017 polls.
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"It beats logic to see old politicians who were rejected at the ballot being given state appointments when there are other able Kenyans who can do those jobs. The President is simply proving that his way of doing things is analog and there is no difference between him and Moi or Kibaki," said Mwangi.
"What the President is doing is simply vote hunting and if you look at the latest appointments, you will realise that he mostly targets those regions that didn't vote for him in 2013," he said.
Mwangi however said that the strategy might work against Uhuru because the people he is appointing have no influence in their areas.
"Look at someone like Bifwoli Wakoli and Ramadhan Kajembe and tell me what political value they have. These are people who cannot convince their regions to vote for Jubilee because they even failed to convince people to vote for them and I think the President's strategy will not work," he said.
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