Now Kalembe opposed to Kalonzo, Raila Return to Parliament
Politician Kalembe Ndile has opposed a move to have former prime minister Raila Odinga and ex-vice president Kalonzo Musyoka return to Parliament.
“It will be demeaning for the two to seek parliamentary seats yet they were going for the top positions of president and deputy president,” he said.
Kalembe said Raila and Kalonzo should lead the opposition from outside Parliament while maintaining their positions as leaders of their political parties.
He said the duo should be patient and wait for the next elections to once again make a stab at the top seats adding that their going to parliament now will not add any value to the opposition.
” There is also no guarantee that the two will make it to Parliament in the by-elections after MPs resign to pave way for them. What if the voters do not elect them?” he asked.
Kalembe said the two might be left out in the cold as a result of voter apathy since their supporters were mainly interested in having them as president and deputy president — not “mere legislators”.
He was addressing the press at Kalos Hotel in Machakos town yesterday accompanied by the The Independent Party of Kenya executive officer Manthi wa Musyoka where he also decried rising insecurity in Makueni.
Kalembe said security chiefs in the county had “over stayed” with some having been there for over five years and had become ineffective in dealing with crime. He said for security to be restored, they would have to be transferred and gave “fresh blood” injected to the force.