Mudavadi accuses Uhuru of ethnic division
17 May 2014, 17:00
Nairobi - Amani coalition leader Musalia Mudavadi has accused president Uhuru Kenyatta of tribalism and ethnic exclusion.
Mudavadi, in a statement Saturday, said that the Jubilee government led by president Kenyatta has divided the country along ethnic lines and risks dividing the nation even further, considering the 2008 post election violence.
He further said that the decision to hand excessive powers to county commissioners as a ploy to destabilize and eventually frustrate devolution.
" The decisions made by the government in recent weeks have been disturbing and disappointing, it read.
A notable departure is accelerated ethnic exclusion, insecurity and affirmation of designs to kill devolution. The spirit that informs the new constitution is to ensure accountability of government. The draconian instruments that were employed and used to oppress the people such as the provisional administration were to be dismantled to usher in a new regime of access to fairness.
On matters devolution, Mudavadi said there was a lot of wrong in handing excessive power to the commissioners.
" It is a source of conflict to transfer ministerial functions in executing their mandate and ensuring efficiency in operations of employees to a functionary. What then is the role of ministries if they will no longer manage staff at the county level? In other words, whom will the Cabinet Secretaries and Principal Secretaries be superintending over; the skeleton staff at their offices in Nairobi?
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