According to the National Assembly speaker, the president is using intimidation and dictatorship in His governance. He cited last year’s events where the president purged the tanga tanga allies from the Parliament.
A few days ago, KRA officials were sent to scrutinize Speaker Muturi’s records on tax payments. Muturi claims that the intention for such a move was to threaten and intimidate him due to his position in politics which seems to be against that of the administration / ruling party.
The Speaker seems to be attacking or opposing the president by critiquing his way of leadership. Hitting out at the president he termed his way of ruling as that of intimidation and dictatorial.
The National Assembly Speaker has declared his desire to be in the ballot box in the coming general elections as he eyes the presidential seat. It was after his declaration that the speaker has opposed the president and his actions have exposed the cracks in the jubilee party.
The cracks in the jubilee party seem to be deepening with each passing time. But at the same time, the head of state seems to be much occupied rallying support for his handshake counterpart.
Revisiting what happened last year, Muturi did not hesitate to point out that the president’s move to purge off Tangatanga allies in Parliament was uncalled for. The members should have been allowed to defend themselves first before the Senate and National Assembly, he said.
He further added that, while speaking on a radio show, somebody cannot just wake up one morning and say that so and so are to be thrown out from party leadership, no way. The victims of such a decision were thrown out.
Muturi says s that he will stand with his supporters no matter what comes his way. He and his team will not be intimidated. Some people can be intimidated but not everyone, he added.
The idea of scaring away supporters by threatening them with investigations must stop. Muturi vowed to stand with those being intimidated for supporting him. However, some of his supporters have changed their positions and have moved to Raila’s camp.
Titus Ibui was his supporter in his bid for the presidency, but he was part of the team who endorsed Raila at safari park hotel this week.