Kimilili MP Didmus Wekesa Barasa has lashed out at NASA leaders led by Raila Odinga for championing for demonstrations on Mondays and Fridays of every week in efforts to have reforms at IEBC ahead of the October fresh polls.
Addressing the press in his constituency, Didmus accused the opposition leader of being in objection whenever pertinent issues arise in the country, saying Kenyans are not ready to be derailed.
He added that even if demonstrations are recognized in law and the constitution, they shouldn’t be chaotic and disruptive to peace, as Kenyans are busy building the nation.
The Kimilili MP also said it was a good move by the police to engage University of Nairobi students, saying it’s unlawful for students to engage in activities that violate the law.
However, he said despite the fact that some of the current leaders in different positions were once university leaders, seasons change and these shouldn’t pave way for the current crop of students to pursue unlawful acts.
He called upon Embakasi East MP Babu Owino to desist from making abusive statements, after his controversial statement that led to his arrest, saying as a leader he should be a role model to his constituents and behave like a leader and not a university students’ leader, a position he had previously served in before.
“I am willing to offer him etiquette lessons for free and I will be seeking permission from my Kimilili constituents to be away to do so, as long as he complies,” he said.
He was speaking after a consultative meeting with primary school heads and vowed to work together to improve education standards in the constituency.
He disclosed that among other projects he intends to do, schools will be getting sufficient funds for projects saying it will be systematic across the constituency.
Meanwhile, Bungoma North KNUT executive secretary Chrispinus Sifuna has expressed concern over the NASA coalition threats to hold demonstrations every Monday and Friday of the week saying they should be held far away from school premises.
He added that police should always be on the look out to ensure students are safe even as they plan for the national examinations to be held later on this year.