After disrupting last year’s State of the Nation address, Nasa MPs hatch yet another plan for Uhuru speech tomorrow
The State of the Nation Address is an annual constitutional requirement obligating the President to address Kenyans on matters of national interest.
The opposition MPs have vowed to snub the important address whereby President Kenyatta is set to address a special session consisting of both The National Assembly and The Senate.
The leaders said the action was necessitated by the President’s recent insults directed towards key opposition leaders and failure by the Government to “deliver on its pledges”.
Yesterday, ODM condemned the blocking of Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho by security officers from accessing the Mtongwe ferry where the president was launching the decade old ferry.
The party also decried the high level of Insults and harassments the government has of late resorted to as witnessed in Turkana and Mombasa.
The MPs said Uhuru has nothing new to tell them or Kenyans because things have become worse since he last addressed the nation.
“There is nothing we can be told because we know nothing has been achieved by the Jubilee regime. You cannot talk about achievements when you have doctors and lecturers on strike. Other civil servants are threatening to go on strike. We have corruption in every corner of the country,” Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama said.
“The steps we took last year helped to some extent because they galvanised the country to push for reforms in the IEBC. Immediately after that firimbi in the House, it got to the street and we got the IEBC commissioners out," ODM Chairman John Mbadi told the media.
Last year, the opposition MPs disrupted the State of The Nation Address after they blew whistles as President Kenyatta was making his speech in parliament that was broadcast live across the country.
MPs Opiyo Wandayi (Ugunja), TJ Kajwang (Ruaraka), Millie Odhiambo (Mbita), Florence Mutua (Busia), Simba Arati (Dagoretti North), Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay), Fred Outa (Nyando), John Mbadi (Suba) and Homa Bay Senator Moses Kajwang were forcefully ejected by parliamentary orderlies
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