Garissa Township Member of Parliament Aden Duale was forced to cut short his speech after president Uhuru Kenyatta walked in on him.
This happened outside parliament buildings after the head of state had concluded his speech on the State of the Nation.
Duale was giving his views about the speech and was busy criticizing the president only for him to turn his head and see him approaching him.
“What the president did today was just abuse the Legislature. The president went further and attacked the Judiciary, and particularly judges who participated in the BBI judgement, some of them…some of them who were at the gallery…some of them who were at them,” Duale Fumbled at the sight of the president Kenyatta.
President Kenyatta however went ahead to greet some politicians and journalists before walking away.
It took efforts of a reporter to bring Duale back to track after he was lost of words when the president walked past him. The lawmaker however continued with his critics.
“Judge Daniel Musinga was at the gallery and the President basically attacked him. The President cannot use the floor of Parliament to attack the Judiciary. He kept on lamenting about BBI, BBI is null. We expected the President, on matters of national security, to speak on the extrajudicial killing and enforced disappearances, but he did not,” Duale said
“He was right to outline his achievement but the Constitution provides him certain issues he needed to address. National Security, the national debt. You cannot talk about Kenya’s GDP growing and the country being the sixth wealthiest in Africa when we are grappling with debt,” he added.
Duale further condemned the president’s speech writers for writing a lengthy document.
“I want to address the people who write the president’s speech. They should give the president a summary speech. You can’t give the president a speech that can fill a box. He can’t start at 3:45pm and leave at 6:00pm, it has never happened,” the MP said.