Garissa Township MP Aden Duale has denied fearing President Uhuru Kenyatta after a dramatic fumble during a presser at Parliament buildings on Tuesday, November 30.
In a press interview at parliament buildings, Aden Duale was criticizing the president’s State of the Nation address.
He described it as an empty speech that was below constitutional expectations and accused Uhuru of disrespect by arriving late.
While Duale was criticizing the Head of State, he suddenly appeared behind him, leaving Duale in a fumble.
“The president went ahead and attacked judges…some of them who were at the gallery….” Duale said before starting to fumble when Uhuru appeared.
This sparked reactions on social media, with Kenyans on Twitter saying that Duale is a coward who can not speak to Uhuru’s face.
Now, the former National Assembly has told Tuko that he does not fear the President as many Kenyans think.
“That’s not true. You know me, I don’t freak. I just paused to allow the president pass on his way from Parliament. I respect him but I don’t fear anyone,” he said.
Before fumbling in his presser, Duale was critising President Uhuru Kenyatta for attacking judges who nullified the Building Bridges Initiative appeal.
“The president cannot use the State of the Nation Address to attack the Judiciary. He kept on lamenting about BBI, BBI is dead,” Duale said.
He also criticized President Uhuru Kenyatta’s long speech, saying it had nothing of national importance.
“The president has missed the point, the State of the Nation address is a constitutional function, it says he is supposed to address his government obligation on matters of national security and how his government has complied with national issues,” Duale said.
Here are social media reactions on Duale’s reaction after seeing Uhuru.