You are insulting us – Duale fires at Uhuru over ‘thieves and crooks’ statement
Garisa Town MP Aden Duale has responded to President Uhuru Kenyatta who on Friday, October 29 asked Kenyans not to vote in thieves and crooks come 2022.
Duale who was speaking in Kajiado county on Saturday, October 30 said Uhuru insulted Jubilee supporters who voted for him when he stated that there are crooks in government.
"You are telling us the eight million Jubilee supporters in your own reading are full of con men, crooks and thieves. That is an insult to the Jubilee family and your supporters," Duale said.
The Garisa town MP further told President Uhuru that he has all the state machinery within his reach to ensure crooks do not ascend to elective posts.
"If there is anybody who is a thief in Kenya and wants to be an elected leader, Mr President you have all the instruments of power to stop that person. You have the National Intelligence Service, the EACC, the DCI and the auditor general," Duale said.
On Friday, President Uhuru urged the electorate to elect leaders whose agenda is peace and uniting the nation in order to safeguard his legacy and that of his predecessor Mwai Kibaki.
The President reiterated that the fate of his legacy and that of former president Kibaki will be determined by the kind of leaders Kenyans will elect in the upcoming general elections.
He advised the voters not to elect “thieves” and cautioned them against divisive and empty political rhetoric, saying his focus was achieving his development agenda for the country.
“Please don't allow Mwai Kibaki's 10 years and my 10 years to be destroyed by electing thugs and thieves,” Kenyatta said in his native Kikuyu language.
The head of state further urged the people not to be incited and choose leaders who will ensure the country remains peaceful and united.
“I urge you, don't be incited. Choose leaders who will ensure this country remains peaceful and united and those who will carry on with the work we already started and not take us back to where we came from,” Kenyatta said.