Kabogo’s calls for dialogue dismissed

Women politicians aligned to the ruling Jubilee Party have taken a swipe at former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo for calling for mediation between the party and the opposition NASA that may pave way for power sharing.

The women who toured Nakuru town Sunday in a heated UHURUTO campaign dismissed Kabogos opinion as ill advised and poised to reward what they described as losers in a fairly contested election.

The politicians, led by Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, challenged NASA presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga to demonstrate patriotism in his spirited quest for leadership by leading the national spirit of democracy which respects the popular will of the populace.

Kabogo had earlier in the week called for mutual talks between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga as a way of helping to restore normalcy in the country.

Waiguru accused Kabogo of subverting popular choice by attempting to push for a coalition government which she said was not anchored in law and could not be backed by the countrys Constitution that was inspired by democracy in 2010.

Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika, legislators Naomi Shaban, Cecily Mbarire and Millicent Omanga rose to the defense of changed election laws saying the tweak on the statutes would avert Constitutional crises in future regarding matters election.

They said the changes would guarantee the country peace in times of crises on an emotive issue like the presidential election which was supposed to unify citizens in the country.

The law makers appealed to women to become agents of peace in the villages and help the party to popularize the development agenda of the ruling party among the electorate for re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in the October 26 repeat presidential poll.

Source: Kenya News Agency