Mu­davadi asks LSK to sup­port op­po­si­tion

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Amani leader Musalia Mu­davadi (pic­tured) has asked the Law So­ci­ety of Kenya to join the op­po­si­tion in re­mov­ing Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta’s Ju­bilee ad­min­is­tra­tion from power. He spoke dur­ing an LSK din­ner in Nakuru. Mu­davadi told the lawyers to stop sit­ting on the fence and in­stead join Kenyans in ag­i­tat­ing for mean­ing­ful change. “If you live in Kenya, you can­not plead ig­no­rance of what is the great­est rip-off of peo­ple by this ad­min­is­tra­tion,” he said. Mu­davadi said the bal­loon­ing pub­lic debt, ris­ing youth un­em­ploy­ment and Ju­bilee’s mis­placed pri­or­i­ties will lead the coun­try to so­cioe­co­nomic de­struc­tion. “At the na­tional level, we are miss­ing it when this ad­min­is­tra­tion em­barks on a reck­less bor­row­ing spree for turnkey projects that have in­creased gov­ern­ment bor­row­ing to un­sus­tain­able lev­els. We each carry a debt of Sh79,000 cour­tesy of a gov­ern­ment of rent seek­ers,” he said. The ANC leader is push­ing for the cre­ation of the Na­tional Su­per Al­liance – an coali­tion of all op­po­si­tion par­ties, among them Raila Odinga’s ODM, Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper and Moses We­tang’ula’s Ford Kenya – to ef­fec­tively re­move Ju­bilee from power. On Sun­day, the Amani leader was among a group of lead­ers who at­tended a thanks­giv­ing rally for Bomet Gov­er­nor Isaac Rutto, who fell out with Ju­bilee and formed his Chama Cha Mashinani party. Mu­davadi said run­away cor­rup­tion “is in­tol­er­a­ble”. “The law charges LSK with the fate of the Con­sti­tu­tion of Kenya. You are the Sen­tinels, and it will be in­ter­est­ing to know how you fare on this na­tional duty,” he added.

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