Elgeyo-Marakwet County Senator Kipchumba Murkomen on Tuesday, October 20 told off President Uhuru Kenyatta stating that his Mashujaa Day speech did not inspire confidence as he is not a man of actions but of words.
The vocal lawmaker argued that the country does not need a Constitutional change to create what he termed as jobs for a few individuals at the top.
Murkomen opined that the country needs a President who will work on uniting all leaders through the current 2010 Constitution and is not preoccupied with tribal consciousness
“Kenya doesn’t need constitutional change with the club of tribal chiefs on top. Kenya needs a president who isn’t preoccupied with tribal consciousness but a national leader who will conscientiously build a united country through actions. The person who will do what the president was reading,” he wrote.
In his speech, President Uhuru Kenyatta stated that the country is staring at a Constitutional moment explaining that the challenges facing the country would be solved through amending the 2010 Constitution.
“The national question goes to the advent of the multiparty system. From 1992 divisive politics began to dominate our elections through the winner take it all situation. How do we ensure we fulfill our democratic credentials without tearing apart the diversity of our nation? The question of us versus them must come to an end fellow Kenyans,” he said.
The Head of State argued that the 2010 Constitution gave the country some remedies but it did not solve the issue of the winner takes it all situation that has overwhelmed the country after every election period.
“Yes, the 2010 Constitution gave us some remedies but did it resolve or entrench the zero-sum game, in which the winner takes it all and the loser goes home with nothing. Are we still in the zero-sum Constitutional dispensation that created conflict since the advent of multi-party politics in 1992?” he posed.
He added that after every general election, the first two years are wasted on solving the election differences.
He explained that to avoid that, all communities should be well represented in an election to ensure inclusivity.