Vihiga Senator Khaniri supports proposal for caretaker government

Vihiga Senator George Khaniri and the County Women Representative Beatrice Adagala
Vihiga Senator George Khaniri and the County Women Representative Beatrice Adagala

Vihiga Senator Mr. George Khaniri has supported NASA’s proposal for the formation of a caretaker government to help resolve the current political stalemate. Khaniri made the remark at Chambiti in Vihiga Constituency during the fundraiser for Vungali PAG church.

The Senator wants both the ruling Jubilee coalition to support the formation of a caretaker government, saying it is the best option that will allow the country to heal from the rigorous electioneering period as well as initiate fundamental reforms in the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

“I totally agree and support Raila Odinga’s call for the formation of a caretaker government. That is the way to go,” Khaniri Said.

He added that the caretaker government will be in place for a period of 60 days. He, however, clarified the proposal to have a caretaker government should not be construed by NASA critics to mean the movement was angling toward a coalition government with Jubilee Party. “We have no interest, whatsoever, in running a government with Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy, William Ruto,” stated Khaniri.

He claimed that the President and his deputy had run down the country’s economic gains inherited from former President Mwai Kibaki’s regime.

According to the Senator, the October 26 repeat presidential election failed to meet the required threshold and therefore President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy, William Ruto, should not be sworn in office.

“The truth is Uhuru and Ruto did not win presidential elections conducted on October 26 and therefore he lacks the legitimacy to lead the country,” observed Khaniri.

The Senator accused the IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati of presiding over the exercise, which he said was riddled with a lot of electoral malpractices, “Despise numerous calls by several stakeholders requesting him to suspend the same,” he added. Khaniri further applauded Vihiga County Assembly for passing the People’s
Assembly motion last Thursday.