Raila Odinga’s spokesman has indirectly taken a swipe at lawyers Otiende Amollo and James Orengo after they took to criticizing the BBI document against the apparent wishes of ODM party.
Dennis Onyango took to social media criticizing the two lawyers for apparently being masters at only discussing politics in flawless English in public rallies and floor of the house.
“The demagogues have had their years, indeed decades, discussing politics in flawless English and legal jargon on the floor and public rallies. It is time for a different path,” Onyango wrote on his Facebook account.
Raila’s spokesman even went ahead to claim that Kenya’s past presidents never spoke good English (Orengo and Amollo speak) but led Kenya for a very long time.
“Jomo Kenyatta never spoke flawless English. Nobody knows where he stood ideologically. Nobody knew his high school or university faculty. But he ruled Kenya for 15 years,” he said.
“Arap Moi did not approach us in flawless English. He never told us what his ideologies were. He never told us what his high school was or which faculty he was in…There is a pattern to all this. Enough with English, faculty and demagoguery.”
This comes as Otiende Amollo and James Orengo appeared to contradict the position of the ODM party on the BBI document which is said to have some flaws which have divided both the Senate and the National Assembly.
A report by the joint Justice and Legal Committee (JLAC) of the National Assembly and Senate revealed that out of the 43 county assemblies that unanimously passed the Bill, only 13 received and debated on the correct document.
While the Orange party insisted that the Document to amend the Kenyan Constitution 2010 be passed the way it was, Orengo insisted that the alleged erroneous mistakes must be corrected.
“Let us not allow vanity to prevail in this issue. The precedence of parliaments role was established by the committee of experts which drafted the Constitution,” Orengo argued.
Orengo has gone further to criticize some sections in the proposed bill to amend the 2010 constitution.