Stop dancing on Kenyans’ graves, ODM tells Uhuru and Ruto
The (ODM) has fired a warning to the president and his deputy over the wave of insecurity sweeping across the country telling them to “stop dancing on the graves of Kenyans”.
In a statement issued by the party’s chairman John Mbadi, ODM asked president Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto to stop mistaking the wailings of mourning Kenyans for songs.
“Mr President, give us back our country. Mr President, our country is shrinking, under your watch. We are losing the North Rift to bandits,” he said.
“We have virtually lost what used to be North Eastern Province to terrorists and bandits. From Baringo, to Pokot to Turkana all the way to Tana River, the bandits are in charge.”
On Monday, 54 lives were snuffed out in Turkana-Pokot region days after another 13 people were killed in the Loyangalani area of Marsabit.
“And what do we hear? The President and his deputy are going to the South Rift to diffuse rebellion against the Deputy President and woo people to JAP,” charged Mr Mbadi.
The president, he said, is retreating to safe zones and mundane partisan political issues while our country shrinks.
“It is unacceptable, inconceivable and unbelievable that neither the President nor the Deputy President has visited Garissa University College, a month after our children were butchered in cold blood there,” said Mr Mbadi.
“Garissa University remains closed. Garissa Kenya Medical Training College is closed. The children in Baringo did not go to school in the first term and they have not opened schools for second term because the bandits have taken charge of the region.”
He said learning in Mandera had been paralysed because all the recently recruited teachers who were posted there have not returned for the second term.
“The President is abdicating responsibility. We are seeing clear signs of a failed leadership,” charged Mr Mbadi.
“Uhuru and Ruto must give us our country back. We want to see leadership from the front, not retreats and warnings. President Uhuru and his deputy Ruto must head up North, not south, not anywhere else.”