Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua addresses the press at the party's headquarters in Nairobi on August 10, 2020.

Resign if You Can’t Reconcile with Your Deputy, Karua Tells Uhuru

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NARC-Kenya leader Martha Karua has hit out at President Uhuru Kenyatta accusing him of using state power to oppress his critics.

Speaking during a morning interview on Citizen TV on Tuesday, October 13, the NARC-K leader stated that every Kenyan is entitled  to equal benefit and protection of the law.

Karua challenged President Uhuru to adhere to the aoth of office adding that he must not let chaos rock the country under his watch in favor of one political divide to gain advantage.

“This is a wake up call. Rise up to your duties, adhere to your oath of office…You are the president of Kenya, not of a faction, not of friends and you must not let chaos and anarchy under your watch in the guise of facilitating one side of the political divide to gain advantage,” Karua said.

Karua’s statement comes amid gitters over the National Security Advisory Committee’s directive which requires that all political meetings would be held in strict compliance to Section 5 of the Public Order Act, cap. 56.

The NSAC’s directive has seen several of Deputy President William Ruto’s events cancelled over the past one week.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto after delivering a statement to the Press at State House in Nairobi on September 21, 2017. Photo/Courtesy

Karua further questioned why ODM leader Raila Odinga’s in Bondo, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i in Nyamira and Gideon Moi’s in Eastern Mau, were allowed to conduct meetings at a time when DP Ruto and his allies are being denied permits.

“We can see what is happening in Tanzania where the electoral commission is stopping the campaigns of the opposition to give advantage to the ruling party.

“If this is the playbook that is beginning here, we as Kenyans will resist,” Karua stated.

The former presidential candidate further told President Uhuru to resign for another election to be held, if he cannot reconcile with his deputy.

“My question to the President is; What precedent are you setting of how a President should treat a deputy or how Governors should treat their deputies? “ Karua added.

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