Uhuru Receives Backlash After Remarks on Civil Servants to Relinquish Private Practice

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday received a heavy backlash after he blasted Senate majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen and Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo for being part of the legal team representing embattled Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko.

In his Jamuhuri day address to the nation, Uhuru put civil servants on the spot for failing to relinquish their private practices.

He expressed concerns over MPs and senators representing government officials in court while they are the same individuals tasked with creating laws that bind the same civil servants.

The same remarks were also reinforced by the ruling party, Jubilee of which he is the party leader, whereby through its twitter handle said it was a profound conflict of interest to do both jobs i.e. Civil Service and private practice.

These remarks were, however, not received well by Kenyans online with some accusing the president of having double standards such as economist and former NASA strategist, David Ndii.

2017 Presidential candidate Mwalimu Dida also accused Uhuru of having double standards.

More Kenyans also joined the conversation with some revealing details of alleged companies that the president has close allegiance that are given government tenders.

Nonetheless, others were in support of what the president said led by Nyeri town Mp Ngunjiri Wambugu.





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