ODM Party Leader Prof Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o has sharply criticised President Uhuru Kenyatta over his three week absence when the country is faced with unprecedented acts of violence.
In a press release to media houses, Nyong’o lambasted Uhuru, terming his overseas trip ‘adventurous and most uncalled for’.
“I am surprised that the President can choose to leave the country for 3 weeks at a time when Kenya is facing the most grievous security threats almost everywhere. Given the limited powers that the Deputy President can exercise constitutionally, I find the absence of the President reckless, adventurous and most uncalled for,” reads Nyong’o’s terse statement.
“At a time like this, we need a National United Front of all parties, beliefs and persuasions, well structured at the National level, to deal with the insecurity crisis. The President has chosen to absent himself from the nation at a time when a hands on approach is most needed.
Rather than talk about the impending shake up of the security system, Kenyans want to see the result of action and not the intention of promises.
I must say however that the President seems to be immobilized by the feeling of entitlement that the security bosses have to their positions hence no doubt for their political debt the President owes them,” Â ends the statement.