This is why Kirinyaga Senator wants Mbadi charged with treason
Kirinyaga senator Daniel Karaba now wants ODM chairman John Mbadi charged with treason for addressing former Prime Minister Raila Odinga as Your Excellency during the weekend burial of Fidel Odinga.
Mr Karaba claimed the message sent out by the Suba MP to the thousands of mourners present and through the media to the outside world, indicated that the ODM official has no respect for President Uhuru Kenyatta.
He said addressing Mr Odinga as “Your Excellency, the President of the people’s Republic of Kenya” bordered on treason and deterrent action must be taken against Mr Mbadi immediately.
The Senator said Mr Mbadi should also be made to apologize to Kenyans.
Kenya has retained the death penalty for murder, armed robbery and treason.
Mr Karaba, speaking at Kiranja primary school during the burial ceremony of a former Kamiti prison based paramedic Joseph Mwai on Monday, claimed Mr Mbadi’s statements was an affront the dignity to the head of State.
He said Kenya has only one president, claiming Mr Mbadi displayed “highest degree of sycophancy” to his party boss while showing no respect for the top office on land.
His sentiments were echoed by the Kirinyaga Central MP Gachoki Gitari who urged all elected leaders to respect one another.