Uhuru sharply differs with his lawyer after this move
Uhuru's team is blamed for switching off three TV stations on Tuesday.
Taking his frustrations on Twitter, the lawyer condemned the latest developments, faulting Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party of subverting the democratic gains Kenya has made. He argued that by so doing(arresting and detaining Opposition leaders) would mean that his party has “accepted a senseless defeat.”
“Jubilee is being clumsy and needlessly turns a historic victory and propaganda coup into a senseless defeat. Instead of picking the pieces from NASA’s implosion, the country and world are debating whether the Jubilee government is threat to constitutionalism...and that is unfortunate,” he tweeted to his over 400,000 followers on Saturday.
The media mogul has also slammed the State for the recent switch off of three mainstream TV channels and threats to arrest journalists as was the case on Friday when a battery of journalists were chased away from the Communication Authority of Kenya headquarters in Nairobi, who had assembled to cover the alleged blockage of activist Okiya Omtatah who wanted to serve the authority with a court order demanding the switch on of the stations.
“Jubilee was Hogging the universal condemnation of Raila for his reckless acts. By arresting miscreants and tramps like Miguna Miguna who in his late 50s has never found meaningful purpose in life…by switching off TV signals for a long period…by willfully disobeying court orders.
“The Jubilee government has a priceless narrative/propaganda…watching from distance the implosion & disintegration of NASA…& laughing at the silly excuses Musyoka/Wetangula/Mudavadi gave on why they boycotted Hon Raila’s clownish act of swearing himself as the people’s President,” he said.
He added: “No matter how aggrieved and unhappy the Kenyan Government is…it MUST obey/adhere to court orders and switch on TV signal. As a constitutional democracy that is simply not negotiable.”
On Friday President Uhuru Kenyatta shocked journalists when he ordered them out of his function soon after delivering his speech.
The reporters had gone to Lower Kabete in Kiambu County to cover his opening of the Annual IG's Conference at Kenya School of Government.
Uhuru had just finished speaking when he asked the journalists to pack up and leave immediately, seemingly not wanting to take questions.
"Si nyinyi sasa mfunge hizo vitu zenyu na muende? Si sasa kazi imeisha?" he said.
This loosely translates to: "Why not pack your things and leave now? Isn't your work over?"
His media team, however, defended him saying he wanted to have a closed session with the security team.
"[The media] included PSCU - the officers were getting into a closed-door meeting. Nothing wrong at all," senior director of digital communication Dennis Itumbi tweeted.
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