Democratic Party of Kenya has weighed in on the raging war of words between Kieleweke and Tanga Tanga factions in the ruling Jubilee party saying leaders should instead be focusing their energies on fulfilling the pre-election manifesto and the so-called Big Four Agenda.
DP organising secretary Daniel Munene said the splinter groups in Jubilee are engaging in self-defeating side shows that do not put bread on the table of citizens battling adverse economic downturn.
He said the DP would oppose the zoning of the country into political enclaves for certain groups in the runup to the 2022 transition elections for Kenya’s fifth president as this would be against democracy for which Kenyans struggled and sacrificed a lot to achieve.
“2022 is still too far away to be spending energy of leaders tasked with spearheading the development agenda,” said Munene who also lamented that such divisions rob the country of positive synergies that could propel the country forward. The leadership within Jubilee, he said, should lead by example by delivering on the pre-2017 election manifesto it unveiled to Kenyans.
He said DP would not support either faction in the ruling Jubilee coalition because it believes firmly in political ideology rooting for a stable, united, just and economically prosperous country.
Munene challenged the judiciary to walk the talk in the fight against corruption saying lenient bail terms on suspects especially prominent personalities and flip flopping with the law is crippling the noble quest to address the social economic segregation that is creating “white collar criminal millionaires” alongside a poverty-stricken populace crying for justice.
Good governance, unity and justice will not be a reality, he said, if a tiny group of citizens are immensely wealthy while majority wallow in poverty unable to afford a square meal and living on less than Sh100 a day.