15 Jubilee MPs write to international community not to be used by Raila to push for a coalition government
A section of Jubilee legislators have now written to the international community cautioning them not to be deceived by opposition leader Raila Odinga for them to push for the formation of a coalition government.
In their letter to the European Union, United States, Britain, Africa Union and its member states and the United Nations, the leaders said the NASA leader is pushing the international community to force a political dialogue between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila, in an attempt to force his way in the government.
“We respectfully ask you, as our international partners, not to be party to this subversion of Kenya’s constitutional order,” they said.
They added: “You must instead demand that Raila stops grandstanding and trying to subvert the law to achieve his selfish political needs”.
They said there is no constitutional crisis that warrants the need for the international community to intervene
The 15 legislators argue that there was a deliberate attempt by Raila to now subvert the Constitution, after realizing that he cannot win in the repeat presidential race, and force the international community to believe there is a constitutional crisis.
The MPs who have signed the letter dated yesterday include : Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Gathoni Wa Muchomba (Kiambu Women Rep) , Peter Kihara (Mathioya), Purity Ngirici (Kirinyaga), Patrick Munene (Chuka Igambang’ombe), Gideon Keter (Nominated), Patrick Mariru (Laikipia West),James Mwangi (Tetu) and Faith Gitau (Nyandarua Women Rep),
Others are and James Gichuhi (Tetu), Ngunjiri Wambugu (Nyeri Town) and Didmus Barasa (Kimilili).
The legislators told the international community that Kenya’s economy has been greatly affected by political uncertainty caused by the opposition adding that the anti- IEBC protest by NASA has even made the situation worse.
They urged the international community to demand that Raila should follow the constitution even as he is fighting for his political rights saying they should caution him against use unconstitutional means to achieve his political ends.
They said: ““It is now apparent that Raila will do everything he can to frustrate the holding of these elections on October 26, when the majority of Kenyans want to bring this political uncertainty to an end and therefore are committed to having the elections on the stated date”.