The Star (Nairobi)

22 July 2013

Kenya: MP Accuses State of Threatening Opposition

THE Jubilee government has been accused of re-introducing the 'Moi dictatorial system' of intimidating those who oppose its leadership style. Speaking during a burial at Shinyulu village in his Butere constituency on Saturday, MP Andrew Toboso said it is wrong for President Uhuru's government to threaten to arrest Cord leaders on claims that they are planning to destabilise the government.

Toboso said Kenyans will not be happy when the government employs draconian methods in its leadership and asked the President to accept criticism. "Cord members and Kenyans will not sit back and watch Jubilee intimidate leaders" he said.

The MP sad the opposition will put pressure on Uhuru to implement his campaign pledges. Toboso said the Jubilee government will be evaluated on the basis of its scoreboard against its campaign manifesto and it should stop using diversion tactics.

He asked the security and intelligence apparatus to "style up and desist from cheap propaganda to divert the attention of Kenyans from the myriad challenges facing the Jubilee government".

Toboso said Cord leader Raila Odinga was voted the second best in Kenya by more than 5 million Kenyans who have confidence in him. "Anything happening to Raila will directly affect his followers" he said.

Toboso said during the Moi regime, many innocent Kenyans suffered at the Nyayo house where they were detained without reason. He said using the same leadership style in the current system will not work.

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