Government spokesman Eric Kiraithe has urged Kenyans to be wary of the political narrative being fronted by opposition outfit NASA. Addressing the press, Kiraithe said politics is allowed in any democratic nation but the country has seen deceptive political talk lately, “Political discourse is an integral part of any vibrant democracy and our attention has been drawn to some very deceptive and misleading political campaign from NASA which is likely to derail the country if citizens don’t remain wise and vigilant,” he said.
He said the government has tried to divert the nation’s focus from politics of power to serious development agendas something which was evident years ago and this meant top leaders and cabinet ministers no longer walked with money all the time. He said some leaders aren’t comfortable with that agenda, “Politicians are uncomfortable with the fact that the government is diverting all the money to SGR, free education and other development projects because it means they can’t freely have the money anymore. It a revolt against a system that is putting money in areas which will boost the economy,” said Kiraithe.
On issues dealing with relations with neighbouring countries, the Government spokesman said the issues aren’t abnormal. “The issue going on between Kenya and Uganda will always happen and we shouldn’t politicize it. The issue of fishermen going to fish in Ugandan territory and thieves coming from Uganda to our country to steal vehicles, bikes and other things will always exist and the authorities from both countries will take action according to their set laws,” he said.
However, he said the issue of herders crossing the border with their grazing cattle to Tanzania could’ve been solved differently, “But that doesn’t affect our relationship with Tanzania. Going to Tanzania illegally means you have exposed yourself to the laws of that country and the Tanzanians did what they had to in accordance with their law,” he said, adding that the matter will be resolved.