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Stop attacking public servants, Speaker Justin Muturi pleads

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has told politicians to stop attacking public servants whenever they felt the employees were uncountable.
He however said attacks directed at the institutions such servants headed or served were in order since they belong to the public.
“When politicians make scathing attacks to defenseless public servants, it is interpreted to mean they (politicians) have no respect whatsoever even to the authority that appointed them to such positions,” he said.
Speaking at the PCEA Church Ngurubani town in Kirinyaga County during a fundraiser, Muturi also asked such politicians to tone down and stop putting the country in an electioneering mood when the general elections were more than three years away.
He said some of the issues some politicians kept raising at public rallies and funerals could be easily addressed if only they could use Parliament where laws were legislated.
He also concurred with Legislators Jane Kihara (Naivasha), Kabinga Wachira (Mwea), Geoffrey Kingangi (Mbeere South) and Meru’s nominated MP Halima Mucheke that the CDF should be shared according to population density.
The MPs had accompanied Muturi to the fundraiser in aid of a church project when the revenue allocation for the constituencies issue cropped up.
Wachira wondered why his constituency which has a population of over 200, 000 residents was still getting the same amount with those with about 50, 000 residents.
On the Raila and Uhuru handshake, Kihara said although it has calmed down the political temperature, President Uhuru Kenyatta should not be seen to be taking sides with the Opposition Chief at the alleged expense of the Jubilee.
“Raila found a well-established Jubilee family a year ago but you can see the mess he has caused to some of its equal partners by tearing our party to an extent that things within the ruling coalition have fallen apart,” she claimed.
The legislators also denied there were any of their colleagues within Mt Kenya region who have been disrespectful to the Head of State.
She noted that Jubilee and the Opposition leaders were presently engaged in tuff wars over the 2022 succession politics, adding that some of them from the Rift Valley and Mt. Kenya region were opposed to the hand shake.
By Irungu Mwangi

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