Gatundu South MP has launched verbal attacks against President Uhuru over his comments on the Judiciary during Madaraka day celebrations on June 1.
In a post on his Facebook page, Moses Kuria expressed his agitation with Uhuru’s words, terming him worse than Kenya’s second president. late Daniel Moi.
“Even (late Daniel) Moi was never this unkind and intimidating to the Judiciary. And on no other day than Madaraka Day (Independence Day). Nooo. You are that one person who is gaining by inflicting pain on the nation. Shocking! Frightening! Stay awake Kenyans!” Kuria said.
The Gatundu South legislator was referring to Uhuru’s speech on Madaraka day where he criticised the Judiciary over the nullification of the BBI process.
“From nullification of a presidential election in 2017 to an attempt to stop the will of the people as expressed through BBI, the Judiciary has tested our constitutional limits, but not broken them,
“Our constitution is not a yoke around our neck but a mighty sword in our hands to break chains that limit us,” the president went on in what has been considered a thinly veiled threat against the judiciary.
Taking to the Star newspaper, Lawyer Danstan Omari said that Uhuru’s words are a threat to the Judiciary, and will make Kenyans lose faith in the institution.
“The Judiciary, as per Uhuru’s speech during Madaraka Day celebrations, is a dangerous animal that is not in tandem with the reality of the President’s wishes. In sum total, the President will never appoint the 41 pending judges, he will never comply with court orders, which he believes do not support his vision,” he said.
On June 1, Kandara MP Alice Wahome accused president Uhuru of lecturing and intimidating the Judiciary in front of the newly appointed Chief Justice, Martha Koome.
The MP even called on the impeachment of Uhuru for uttering such disparaging words against the Judiciary.
On his part, Nyali Member of Parliament asked the president to stop threatening the judiciary over their judgment on the BBI.