Likoni Member of Parliament (MP) Mishi Mboko, on Friday, tactically ridiculed President Uhuru Kenyatta over his state appointments that favour the elderly.
Speaking in Mombasa during the groundbreaking ceremony of Dongo Kundu special economic zone, the MP urged the President to also consider elderly from the coast region when handing out state jobs.
“His Excellency President Uhuru, when you are giving out those state jobs remember we also have our elderly persons like Hon Shakombo whom we battled out with…
But if they can be given a place somewhere… so that they can also feel that they are part of politics,” said Mishi.
Likoni MP, Mishi Mboko tells president Uhuru Kenyatta not to forget the elderly from the coast region when handing out state jobs pic.twitter.com/SC09Kh9ea7
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Mishi was requesting the head of states to give her 2017 political nemeses state jobs saying they had stayed in the cold for long.
The remarks by the legislator, in all appearances, seemed to be a mockery to President Uhuru who had come under czar criticism after his Cabinet Secretary(CS) appointed ex-Othaya MP Mary Wambui as the Chairperson of National Employment Authority.
CS Ukur Yattani, in charge of Labour and Social Protection, on Monday, appointed Wambui for a three years stint at employment body. The appointment took effect immediately.
The news of her appointment sparked uproar among netizens who deemed her unfit for the position.
Jubilee Nominated Senator Omanga Millicent slammed the appointment saying it was a slap on the jobless youth’s face.
Nairobi County Senator Johnstone Sakaja also did not welcome the move and he has already filed a petition in court seeking to nullify Wambui’s appointment.
However, Wambui responded to the criticism saying she was up to the task no wonder she was appointed.