MPs accuse police of unfairness
(Ed. Note: Mwangi Kiunjuri himself needs to explain violent
actions in Laikipia East and should come clean first on the late
delivery of ballots from his constituency - it is presumed that he
just wants to play a double-game here).
KBC (Government Channel)
Tue, Mar 11, 2008
A group of MPs allied to the government are accusing the police
force of selective justice in dealing with perpetrators of post
The MPs have now vowed to resort to mass action if the law is not
The MPs led by Mwangi Kiunjuri are upset over the recent arrest of
Naivasha legislator John Mututho by the police over allegations
that he was involved in the chaos that rocked Naivasha town
They accused the police commissioner of applying the law
selectively saying the real perpetrators of the post election
violence were known and are walking free.
The Naivasha legislator distanced himself from the allegations
saying he was being sacrificed for political reasons
The mps have now put fresh demands in parliament.
They say once the National accord and reconciliation bill is
passed, they will embark on a thorough debate to resolve the
genesis of recent violence which they said was fuelled by the land
They said if their quest is not fulfilled they will resort to mass
The MPs also defended the head of civil service Ambassador Francis
Muthaura's statement on the government's structure in the grand
The legislators said Muthaura just gave the guidelines as they are
in the constitution. They said it was upon the principals to agree
on how to share power.
On Monday Muthaura moved to clarify the confusion surrounding the
creation of a prime minister's post, saying his functions will be
the co-ordination and supervision of government functions under
the authority of the President.
Meanwhile Members of Parliament from across the political divide
are calling on their colleagues to drop the debate about sharing
of cabinet positions and instead address the issues at hand such
as the effects of post election violence.
Speaking to KBC before the resumption of the second session of the
10th parliament Tuesday the legislators led by Olkalou MP Erastus
Mureithi said debate on resettling of Kenyans displaced by the
post election violence should be given priority in the house.
They expressed concern over a looming food shortage since most of
the displaced are farmers whose farms were destroyed during the