Now TNA MPs want Duale to give up post
By GEOFFREY MOSOKU
| April 8th 2014
|Kigumo MP Jamleck Kamau, his Kajiado East counterpart Peris Tobiko and ODM’s Simba Arati address the Press at Parliament Buildings yesterday. [PHOTO: JENIPHER WACHIE/STANDARD]|
By GEOFFREY MOSOKU
Kenya: TNA MPs have accused Leader of Majority Aden Duale of being a sympathiser of terrorists.
The MPs now want Duale to quit the ruling coalition as Leader of Majority for opposing the ongoing anti-terror operations.
Yesterday, Kajiado West MP Moses ole Sakuda also said Jubilee MPs were contemplating tabling a censure motion against Duale.
The MPs also accused him of sending insulting and threatening messages to Kigumo MP Jamlek Kamau.
The seven TNA MPs, who were interestingly joined by ODM’s Simba Arati, said they support the ongoing police swoops that have so far netted 2000 suspects.
Kamau, who displayed the SMSs to journalists, said he had recorded a statement with the police over the text messages Duale sent to him.
The Majority Leader allegedly sent him the SMSes after he (Kamau) criticised those opposed to the anti-terror operation when he appeared on a local TV station.
One of the alleged texts read: “The zeal that I have defended Uhuru Government is the same zeal I will defend my people.”
A defiant Duale, who is currently in Ankara, Turkey, said he was not aware of the SMSes, but declared that he will not leave Jubilee and vowed to protect the interests of the Muslim community.
“As the Majority Leader of the Jubilee Coalition, I will defend Kenyans and the national security of our people. I will defend the Kenyan Muslim and Somali with the energy and zeal that I defend the Jubilee administration. We are not guests of any one in Jubilee. We are shareholders and founder members. We are there to stay,” he said.
The Garissa Township MP added: “We support the operation, but it should not target one community. .
Other MPs, who include Dennis Mugo (Dagoretti South), Peris Tobiko (Kajiado East), Nyokabi Gatheca (Kaimbu) and Maison Leshomo (Samburu), termed Duale’s utterances as unfortunate and irresponsible and also demanded for his immediate resignation.
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