ODM YOUTH read malice in the arbitrary closure of two companies owned by governor Joho’s family.
We’re convinced that Joho’s political stand, especially during the recent tour by the President at the coast, triggered this blind move by a regime dying a slow death and thinking that it’s salvation will come from sabotaging it’s opponents economically.
We advise jubilee mandarins against employing these outdated Kanu schemes of clamping down business ventures owned by opposition to instil fear and settle political scores.
It’s not surprising that as investments owned by opposition are maliciously targeted for closure, the President is in talks with his peers to further his family’s business interests in the cover of bilateral talks.
We support legit businesses operations. We also support independent government organs discharging their mandate devoid of partisanship and political interference.
What we don’t support is intentional closure of businesses on very flimsy grounds as a punishment to those who hold contrary views to those of the establishment.
This is not only ultra vires but also smacks of hypocrisy which apparently has become the badge of the ruling regime.
For now, we’re asking the government to restore operations at the closed companies so that those who eke a living by virtue of being employees of the said companies can feed their families.
If the companies are suspected to have contravened the law, then the law must be permitted to take its course, not high handedness and dictatorial fiat.
ISSUED BY ODM YOUTH CAUCUS