It’s not your work to criticize what we do, Wetangula tells opposition
By Joshua Cheloti
The National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula had faulted the opposition over the manner in which it is handling its role.
Wetangula argues that the opposition led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is overstepping its mandate.
He says the role of the opposition is to ensure the government delivers on what it promised Kenyans, and not criticizing what it is being done.
“It is the work of the opposition to ensure that what we promised during the August campaigns is fulfilled but not to criticize what we do,” he said.
He spoke in Bungoma town when he led campaign to drum up support for Ford Kenya Senatorial candidate Wafula Wakoli.
Wakoli is seeking to take over from. Wetangula as the Senator but he’s facing opposition from a UDA candidate Mwambu Mabonga and Democratic Action Party of Kenya candidate Wafula Wamunyinyi.
Bungoma by-election is scheduled for December 8, 2022.
Wetangula’s sentiments comes at a time Raila has been leading his troops in criticizing the manner in which the government is running its affairs.
Among the government programs that have faced criticisms from a section of the opposition leaders is the recently launched Hustler Fund.
While President William Ruto says the initiative will give millions of Kenyans a life line, the opposition claims it will have no economic impact.
The fund, which was one of Kenya Kwanza campaign pledges has however excited many Kenyans.
Data from the government indicate that at least Ksh1.8 billion has been disbursed to Kenyans as loan since its launch last week.
Further the opposition has been accusing the government of prioritizing removal of four IEBC commissioners from office instead of addressing the high cost of living.
Already a tribunal has been formed to investigate the four that differed with IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati over the presidential results for August 9, 2022, poll.