National Assembly majority leader, Aden Duale has dismissed allegations that there were divisions within the ruling Jubilee party.
Speaking in Bura constituency Sunday during a funds drive in aid of Islamic schools in the area, Duale said there was no reason to worry as the party remained intact and was even more united than ever.
In recent past, leaders allied to President Kenyatta and those of Deputy President William Ruto have been exchanging counter accusations on each other with each side complaining of being undermined.
Duale said the relationship between the President and his Deputy was intact and asked the party followers to support the government’s agenda of uniting the country.
The majority leader who is a close ally and staunch defender of the two, both inside and outside parliament, however took issue with utterances by politicians which he said were a threat to national unity.
He was referring to comments that were made by Gatundu south MP, Moses Kuria who claimed that the President had marginalized them by denying the region national government projects.
Bahati MP also led a group of his supporters in Nakuru town to demonstrate against the President’s ‘washenzi’ remarks on leaders who were accusing him of not developing central Kenya despite overwhelmingly voting for him in the 2017 general election.
According to Duale, it was important that leaders behave themselves and watch their utterances and how they behave lest they plunge the country into chaos.
The president is the symbol of national unity. He was elected by the majority vote and must be respected, Duale said.
Duale said the presidency should not be reduced to a village or tribal leadership like some leaders want to do because when he took the oath of office he swore to protect and defend the constitution that gives equal rights to all Kenyans.
Duale said the president will continue developing all parts of the country through equal distribution of resources.
Bura MP Ali Wario challenged leaders across the country to stop early campaigns and concentrate on delivering services to their electorates.
Source: Kenya News Agency