The whistling off of Uhuru in parliament condemned
Teso North Mp Arthur Odera has condemned the whistling off of President Uhuru Kenyatta by some MPs in Parliament during his State of the Nation address on Friday.
He termed as an act of juvenile the ‘barbaric’ way in which some cord MPs mainly from the ODM party, behaved last week when President Uhuru Kenyatta was addressing the public through parliament.
He said the act in which the president’s speech was whistled down for sometime by the MPs was uncalled for and urged them to style up in future.
“You cannot do such a thing in a civilized society. We have a whole week this week to debate the president’s speech. They should have waited for that time if they felt the speech was not good.” He said.
The MP who was speaking in Kang’elemuge village in Ang’urai South ward during a funds drive in aid of the completion of Kan’gelemuge catholic church, urged leaders to focus on progressive issues instead of politicizing everything.
“Let us practice issue based politics instead of trivializing everything.” He said.
He hailed President Kenyatta’s speech saying it carried a lot of hope for Kenyans.
“The president’s speech was full of hope for many Kenyans especially in terms of economic development, creation of jobs and the fight against corruption. It was very practical.” He added.
Odera urged the residents to evaluate each leader’s development record before deciding who to vote for in the upcoming general elections.
“Let us weigh all these leaders before we decide where to cast our votes. Some are just busy bodies running around without anything to offer.” He said.
He defended his development record which he claimed included the construction of many CDF sponsored classrooms, sponsoring of many students to institutions of higher learning, repairing and construction of new roads among other projects.
He promised to fairly distribute the funds that were raised by the deputy president William Ruto when he visited the two Teso sub counties recently to groups of women in ward level in due course.
He said the funds were meant to empower women economically and help reduce poverty index among the marginalized groups of women.
Odera however, urged the women to elect their leaders with high level of morality in future to avoid cases of untrustworthy and dishonesty.
This comes a few months after Teso North Maendeleo ya Wanawake leader Mary Okedi reportedly almost disappeared with the money before Odera intervened
He revealed that he was not governor Ojaamong’s enemy adding that he only differed with him because of sidelining Teso North in allocation of funds for development projects.