Diplomats warned on interfering with legislation process

Envoys working in Kenya have been told to stop interfering with the process of making laws in the country.

A section of Jubilee legislators allied to ‘Mbele Iko Sawa’ campaign team said the diplomats should shift their focus to politicians who are fueling chaos in the country.

The MPs who were drumming up support for re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in Murang’a on Wednesday said the work of envoys was to ensure cordial relationship between Kenya and their countries but not to engage in internal political matters of the country.

Led by Gatundu South MP, Moses Kuria and former Bundalang’i legislator, Ababu Namwamba the MPs said the main role of parliament is to debate and make laws defending proposed election laws.

They said Parliament will proceed with amending the electoral laws to conform with the Supreme Court’s ruling despite the boycott by their opposition colleagues as the move is aimed at sealing loopholes that could be used by the opposition to dispute the repeat presidential election.

Namwamba said the Ambassadors and High Commissioners should be investigating leaders of opposition who are engaged in hatred which may plunge the country into chaos.

He said he will invite the International Criminal Court (ICC) to come and investigate moves by the opposition principals and leaders which are a recipe to clashes.

The ambassadors working in our country should stop meddling with how laws are being made but instead focus on the hate mongers, said the former Bundalang’i MP.

He said laws were being amended to ensure that IEBC officers who fail to carry out their mandate as expected are prosecuted saying the diplomats should be in support of the reform process initiated by parliament.

The diplomats should turn their attention to NASA presidential aspirant, Raila Odinga who has been inciting Kenyans to violence and funding demonstrations, he explained.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has won hearts of the many and Western Kenya leaders have abandoned their former master upon realising he will be defeated on October 26, Namwamba added.

Kuria castigated the opposition leaders for trying to incite university students to cause chaos.

He lauded University of Nairobi administration for closing the institution after realising the NASA leaders were trying to engage the students in their demonstrations.

Kuria appreciated the role played by business community leaders as they joined security personnel to block NASA supporters from demonstrating in Nairobi as they moved out to ensure their premises are not invaded.

We have active business community in Nairobi, Murang’a and Mombasa and we have launched Kisumu chapter all geared towards protecting their businesses from invasion by protestors who turn looters, said Kuria.

Former Garsen MP, Danson Mungatana who was also among the team said parliament should set a term limit for opposition leaders to help the young generation ascend to position of leadership as he regretted the boycott of opposition MPs to participate in deliberation in the amendment of the electoral laws.

The president and governors have two terms limit the same should be extended to the opposition leader slot that has remained under Raila in the past 15 years.

He opposed the retired presidents Daniel Arap Moi and Mwai Kibaki and is now working to sabotage President Uhuru, said the former lawmaker.

Other leaders who were in the campaign trail included Sabina Chege (Murang’a), Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu ), Martha Wangari (Gilgil) and former Gichugu MP Njogu Barua.

Source: Kenya News Agency