CORD leaders criticise Uhuru’s appointments
Coalitions for Reforms of and Democracy (CORD) principal Raila Odinga and a section of coast ODM politicians have today dismissed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Friday board of director appointments.
Speaking in Kambe, Kilifi County during the burial ceremony of nominated MCA Grace Mbodza Chihanga, the leaders termed the appointments as a political and out-dated vote-hunting strategy ahead of the 2017 General Election.
They criticised the government asking why Jubilee recycled old and rejected politicians instead of addressing challenges undermining development.
On Friday, President Kenyatta appointed former Labour Cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi as the Chairperson of National Government Constituency Development Fund, Former Changamwe Member of Parliament Ramadhan Kajembe as the chairman of the Kenya Ferry Services and then Kilifi county politician Katana Ngala as the Kenya National Library Services board.
Kilifi County Governor Amazon Kingi accused a section of ODM rebel MPs of undermining the party, saying they should quit instead of complaining and causing division.
Kingi claimed that those grumbling have been recruited by the government. He and if they think they powerful and strong in their areas then let them resign and seek those elective seats afresh.
He advised unhappy members resign and seek elective seats afresh, especially since they claim to have a larger supporter base.
Other leaders present were Senators James Orengo, Jonsotone Muthama, Steward Madzayo, Women Reps Mishi Mboko , Aisha Jumua and MP Junet Mohammed among others.
This comes just days after a section of ODM Mps from Western Kenya, among them Budalangi Mp Ababu Namwamba, accused the party leadership of ignoring them.
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