Chief Cabinet Secretary Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi has asked the media to stop keeping the country on a continuous political mood through irresponsible reporting.
Mudavadi who spoke after a church service held at William Ole Ntimama and attended by President Dr. William Ruto and his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua said the elections were over and it was time for the country to move forward, while urging journalists to report responsibly.
“Don’t take us backwards as a country, encourage people to move forward in your reporting,” he advised, adding “If you do not want to believe that President Ruto is the President, that’s your wish but it’s not the reality. The reality is that the President of Kenya is Dr. William Ruto,” he continued.
Mudavadi told off the opposition leader Raila Odinga for pushing for changes in the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Act 2022 signed into law by President Ruto saying the opposition dug its own grave when they led this country in the last regime.
The thanksgiving service was led by Bishop Jackson Solonka of Free Pentecostal Churches of Kenya and attended by hundreds of spiritual leaders in Narok.
The leader of majority at the National Assembly Kimani Ichungwa wondered why the Azimio MPs did not oppose the IEBC Act amendment when it was debated in Parliament.
“They are the author of the IEBC Act yet they are opposing it. They had a chance of opposing during the debate in the National Assembly but no one opposed,” he said.
Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro called on journalists to get facts before reporting so that they can inform the public responsibility.
Other leaders present were Governors Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga), Dr. Hillary Barchok (Bomet) and his Kajiado counterpart Joseph Ole Lenku as well as Cabinet Secretaries Soipan Tuya and Ezekiel Machogu.
By Ann Salaton