Nyachae says constitution has established institutions
The chairman of the Constitution Implementation Committee (CIC) Mr. Charles Nyachae has cautioned some opposition leaders for attempting to sabotage the constitution in their effort to have dialogue with the government.
Mr. Nyachae made it clear that the constitution has established institutions through which any outstanding issues should be resolved adding that any aggrieved parties should follow the laid down constitution by making use of these institutions.
The CIC chairman expressed concern that some leaders in the country were behaving as if there is no constitution adding ignoring national institutions and seeking other avenues to resolve national issues was a recipe for chaos.
“We are behaving as if there is no constitution in this country, there is the national assembly and the senate to spearhead any dialogue that some people are clamouring for. If they do not take on this responsibility which is constitutionally theirs then Kenyans will ask whether we need them,” he posed.
Mr. Nyanchae was speaking on Sunday at SDA Rimpa church in Ongata Rongai, where the Deputy President William Ruto officiated at a fund raiser in aid of the church. Ruto gave shs.1.5 million including shs. 500,000 from President Kenyatta.
He criticized some leaders who supported the constitution when it suited them and rejected provisions of the constitution when it did not saying if Kenyans don’t follow the constitution they will be pulling in different directions to the detriment of the country.
Addressing the congregation, Deputy President re-emphasized that mass action, demonstrations and dividing Kenyans along tribal lines will not work in this country saying after elections Kenyans were now inclined towards development than empty rhetoric.
Mr. Ruto recalled that in 2007/8 Kenyans walked the route of violence with dire consequences adding no one in their right mind would be willing to take that route again.
Mr. Ruto noted that all the opposition leaders were in government only last year and did not make much impact on the lives of the people adding that even their clamour for dialogue had nothing new. “If it is saba saba we heard it twenty years ago, these demonstrates that they have nothing new to tell Kenyans,” he said.
Saying that Kenyans should be ready for a change the Deputy President added, “We will not spent our time in useless controversies but in taking the country to another level.”
He enumerated some of the projects the government was undertaking in its efforts to change the country, noting that 10,000 kilometres of tarmacked road will be constructed in the next five years, 10,000 police recruits are to be enlisted to beef up security and that they will be equipped with modern equipment to combat crime more effectively.
Members of Parliament who spoke at the function including Kimani Ichungwa of Kikuyu, Malulu Injendi of Malava , Moses ole Sakuda of Kajiado west and his counterpart from Kajiado North Moses Manje supported Mr. Nyanchae noting that the senate and the national assembly would seize of the dialogue matter and give it a sense of direction.