By Donald Kipkorir via Facebook
H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta, CGH, CiCDF, in paying Rt Hon. Prime Minister Raila Odinga and H.E Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka their retirement benefits, you have nothing to lose but gaining the goodwill of friends and foe.
Whoever is telling you not to assent to the Bill till the duo “resign” from politics may not be advising you correctly. Our Constitution is the supreme law and outlaws all forms of discrimination and degrading treatment. When teachers, doctors, engineers et al reach 60, they begin earning their retirement benefits without foregoing their careers. Messrs. Raila and Kalonzo have not done anything else besides politics since their late teens ….
They only know politics. To tell them to retire from politics is like asking them to deny self, to abjure their calling, to turn their back on their supporters. Without politics, the duo cease to have meaning in life.
No politician retires unless they are incapacitated or die. Walk the high road, and assent to the Bill. Let not Raila Odinga Jnr and Kevin Muasya hold in their hearts that in denying their fathers their payments, you denied them decent upbringing.
Mr. President, the total monies you are paying them are less than Kshs.30m each; not even sufficient to finance a parliamentary seat. Leadership is being magnanimous with rivals. Kenya is big enough for Government and Opposition. We are all in it together. Pay them Mr. President. Thekh you mno mno. Donald.