Hon Ruth Oniang’o
It is so sad that the President, Uhuru Kenyatta has to be advised by the likes of Hon Sakaja, the Chairman of TNA, who pupport to understand the law and make attempts to interpret it. Mutai Ngunyi has just stated that maybe Uhuru is not advisable. What I wish to say is that the spirit of the parastatal appointments is wrong. They are actually violating the constitution which is not surprising because they never wholeheartedly supported it.
The constitution is very clear on gender balance, on people with disability; by not observing this, one is actually violating the constitution. Then there is the regional issue, which needs to be visible
as DP continues to say they are a government of all Kenyans. Someone will now tell me that I am complaining because I did not get an appointment. I have not sought it by the way. But Kenyans need to discuss these issues very critically.
I am surprised by Hon Sakaja’s continued misinterpretation of the law and indeed of the spirit of practice. What is so difficult about giving one third chairs of parastatals to women? Where are people with disability…qualified ones are non existent?? Surely? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease…..Matu Wamae, Muthaura…and all these very OLD people…they themselves should spare the President the embarassment by turning down the appointments.
Uhuru has a chance to give proper leadership to Kenya actually. If he has advisors, he needs to re-examine them, if he does not have advisors, he needs to realize that consulting is not a sign of weakness in a leader. Mr President, you are young, sharp and can do what is right for ALL Kenyans. You have the singular opportunity to unite a very politically polarised nation. That opportunity is NOW!! Also Kenya has many well educated women…where are they?