Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny has urged the Jubilee government to stop arresting opposition leaders in relation to Raila Odinga’s swearing-in, saying the move just gives the leaders more popularity, something they will thrive on. “What I ask the government is that they shouldn’t arrest those people, the more they do so, the more they publicize them,” he said, adding that it will give birth to notions that the government uses force. “I urge President Kenyatta to accept the abuses but God’s grace will remain with him,” said Kutuny.
Speaking in his constituency during the registration of elderly persons to NHIF and disbursement of funds register, the legislator said the only way to deal with NASA leader Raila Odinga is to ignore his provocations, “If you want Raila to win, just use force and violence, he likes that. When he says he will be sworn in you just withdraw the security forces, and President Uhuru shouldn’t be worried,” he said, adding that Raila won’t take over the President’s seat no matter what.
Concerning the disbursement of funds to elderly persons, he said better methods must be used when it comes to distributing the money, “If an old person can’t see well and lives with a person who is in charge of his phone who just conveys messages to the old person, how will the recipient know he has received enough money?” he posed. He said there should be a change in funds disbursement methods, adding that he will champion the message in parliament.