The Chairman of the Kenya Livestock Marketing Council, Dubat Amey is now calling on the political class to stop politicking and allow the government to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
Talking to KNA on phone on Friday, Amey said that the country ‘is at war’ and it was time Kenyans stand together against the deadly diseases that has shaken even the most developed countries in the world.
In a Gazette Notice dated April 6, the Registrar of Political Parties announced Jubilee’s intention to change members of the National Management Committee (NMC), who would be replaced by Prof. Marete Marangu, Jane Nampaso, Nyawira Macharia James Waweru and Walter Nyambati.
The Deputy President William Ruto has accused “conmen and political rejects” of engineering the illegal and fraudulent party organ membership changes that have sparked internal squabbles in the ruling Jubilee party.
Ruto defended President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying he had nothing to do with the illegalities and the wrangles.
In protesting the move, Senate Majority Leader, Kikpchumba Murkomen among other members of the ‘tangatanga’ wing of Jubilee led by Ruto termed the changes as an internal coup.
Amey said that Kenya is bigger than Jubilee, noting that the politicians cannot afford to play politics with lives of Kenyans.
“The country is going through unprecedented times in its history. The country is faced with a bigger problem than Jubilee,” he added.
Amey at the same time said that Kenyans are courting disaster by blatantly disregarding the guidelines issued by the ministry of health to limit the spread of Covid-19.
He said that despite the Covid-19 having no known cure and is killing thousands of people worldwide on a daily basis, Kenyans “seem to be living in their own world.”
“What other evidence are Kenyans waiting to see or hear so that they change their bad behaviour. If we don’t change now then let us prepare for the worst as the government has been telling us of late,” he added.
By Jacob Songok