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Kabogo: Pulling down Uhuru portraits is treasonable offence

Jubilee leaders in Kiambu county have castigated Siaya Governor Cornell Rasanga for “belittling the Presidency” by calling on Cord affiliated governors to pull down President Uhuru Kenyatta’s portrait from their offices and replace them with those of Cord leader Raila Odinga.

Kiambu Governor William Kabogo and Women Representative Annah Nyokabi slammed Mr Rasanga’s call saying the president’s portraits must be prominently displayed in all government offices as a symbol of national unity.

Governor Rasanga made the call during a joint memorial service for Jaramogi Oginga Odinga and Fidel Odinga at the Jaramogi University grounds in Bondo last Saturday.

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But while reacting to Mr Rasanga’s remarks, Mr Kabogo said President Kenyatta is the president of Kenya and not just a section of the country.

“The presidency represents the well-being of Kenyans across board and is a unifying symbol for the nation,” said Kabogo.

Ms Nyokabi on her part said all political leaders should respect the presidency as an institution.

The two leaders said the raging debate on whether to use the president’s portraits or not were in bad taste ahead of next year’s polls.

The leaders noted that Mr Rasanga, who has maintained that he has not broken any law and was just showing allegiance to his party leader, was sowing seeds of discord amongst Cord and Jubilee supporters.