Migori Members of County Assembly allied to Jubilee have faulted the move by county assembly to pass the motion aimed at embracing the People’s Assembly in the county.
The MCAs, led by Ntimaru East MCA Augustine Mwera, termed the move as unfortunate arguing that it will not assist the residents of Migori in anyway.
It is unfortunate that Nasa used their majority in the house to pass the motion. Establishment of people’s assembly will not in any way help the people of Migori because we already have this county assembly, where issues affecting the people can be discussed, said Mr Mwera.
Mwera laughed off the passing of the motion saying that even Nasa MCAs in the house had no clue on the intention of the motion.
Nicholas Rioba Migori County Assembly minority leader claimed that the move to create the people’s assembly is a hidden agenda by National Super Alliance coalition to set up a parallel government after they were defeated in the August poll and the October repeat poll.
This is an attempt to set up parallel government through these people’s assemblies. Nasa is pushing an exercise in futility, said Susan Mohabe, the MCA Komosense-Komosoko ward in Kuria West.
The Jubilee-leaning MCAs maintained that they will mobilise their people not to take part in the activities of the people’s assembly should it be set up.
People of Kuria will not take part in these things. We support president Kenyatta and we believe he was duly elected by the people of Kenya, added Ms Mohabe.
The motion, which was tabled by leader of Majority in the assembly Mr Mallan Ogega, was passed on Tuesday.
While passing the motion, the Nasa MCAs maintained that they did not recognise President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win and that they will use the people’s assembly to push for a fresh presidential poll.
The over 60 per cent of Kenyans who did not take part in the repeat poll is a clear indication that Uhuru Kenyatta does not enjoy the support of the people. He lacks legitimacy. We will push for a fresh poll and we are serious about it, said Mr Ogega.
Source: Kenya News Agency