Party hoping not good for democracy, Miguna says
Exiled Kenyan lawyer Miguna Miguna has warned politicians that shifting their political allegiances based on the outcome of the presidential election is not good for democracy.
Miguna’s remarks come after a section of the elected members of the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition party joined the side of President-elect William Ruto after the concluded election.
In his opinion, Miguna said that such circumstances would affect the role of the Opposition party in keeping the government accountable.
“William Kamket has fled KANU to Kenya Kwanza. Peter Kagwanja ran away from Jubilee Party to Kenya Kwanza. David Mwaure Waihiga fled Agano.
More are trooping to Kenya Kwanza. Not good for democracy. Stay in your parties and keep the Kenya Kwanza government accountable,” Miguna said.
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On Thursday, United Democratic Movement (UDM) party leader outgoing Mandera County Governor Ali Roba and his elected members ditched Raila Odinga’s Azimio.
UDM has eight MPs, two Senators and two governors.
The move from the President-elect is to gain control of both the National Assembly and the Senate.
Tiati MP William Kamket who was elected on Kanu party ticket has also joined Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
In his address to the nation after being declared as the President-elect by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairperson Wafula Chebukati, Ruto said that he was ready to work with the opposition team to an extent that they would play their oversight role.
But a day later, the president-elect announced that out of the 12 elected Independent MPs in Parliament, 10 had indicated that they will be joining his side.
Ruto also consulted with Moyale MP Guyo Waqo who was elected on UPIA ticket, Wario Guyo Adhe-North Horr (Kanu), and Lamu Woman Representative-elect Monicah Muthoni Marubu who joined the Kenya Kwanza team.
Miguna, who was exiled under President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government has said that he is packing his stuff in preparation to jet back to his home country after the President-elect has been sworn in.
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