Rarieda MP Otiende Omollo has urged Tangatanga MPs in the national assembly to resign and seek a fresh mandate from citizens instead of pushing President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve parliament.
Speaking on Tuesday evening, Otiende opined that it was wrong for the Ruto allied MPs to wait for Uhuru to dissolve parliament so as to vie on another party, saying they should have resigned and called for by-elections immediately.
“What Am I Missing? If TangaTangas In Parliament BELIEVE it Should Be Dissolved To Vie On Another Party, Why Wait For Prezzy? RESIGN & Force A By-Election Immediately! Put Your Signature Where Your Mouth Is!,” read his tweet.
Ruto allied MPs, led by Soy MP Caleb Kositany have dared President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve parliament, saying some of them will not seek a fresh mandate using the Jubilee party.
Speaking Recently during an interdenominational fundraiser for pentecostal churches in Bumula Bungoma county, another section of legislators allied to the DP stated they were ready for elections and asked President Kenyatta to follow Maraga’s advisory.
Led by Hamisi MP Charles Gemose, the leaders opined that Maraga’s advisory was the correct interpretation of the law and the President has no option but to dissolve Parliament.
“Uhuru swore to protect the law when he was sworn into office hence should take the responsibility and act on Maraga’s advisory and dissolve parliament,” he said.
The difference between Uhuru and his deputy is threatening to divide Jubilee into two, with Deputy President William Ruto conspicuously missing out on Monday’s COVID-19 conference at KICC.
His allies said Ruto was justified to stay away from the function since he had not been involved in all COVID-19 response meetings convened by Uhuru in the past.