Kiharu Member of Parliament (MP) Ndindi Nyoro has called on President William Ruto to order Members of Parliament to pass a bill to provide refreshments during the planned Azimio rallies.
Speaking during the interdenominational church service in Nyandarua County on Sunday, December 11, Nyoro indicated that government would not hinder the Azimio regime from exercising their right to peaceful demonstrations.
In addition, he urged the president to follow through with his orders to the Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Kithure Kindiki to provide security to the protestors with new orders to MPs.
“I want to request the president to give us permission as Members of Parliament, to put in place some funds so that when they go for the protests, the government can provide them with refreshments,” the MP indicated.
According to the MP, such a law could only be passed by legislators in parliament.
“The protest in peace, they are provided with refreshments and go back home,” Nyoro indicated amid applause from the congregants.
Nyoro also thanked President Ruto for granting Nyandarua County with various positions in his government.
“We have a Cabinet Secretary and Permanent Secretary from Nyandarua county and I know there are a lot of things that are already on the way,” the MP indicated.
Furthermore, Nyoro thanked the president for fast-tracking the promises he made to Kenyans, highlighting the success of the Hustler Fund from which 15,183,089 Kenyans have registered. As of Saturday, December 10, Ksh7,205,322,275 has been disbursed from the kitty.
“As we talk now, the Hustler Fund is out with billions of shillings that have been lent to the Kenyan people.”
The MP also commended the president for ordering the hiring of additional teachers across all schools in Kenya.
Following the announcement by Azimio leader Raila Odinga that the coalition would hold countrywide protests against the ouster of the four IEBC officials, President Ruto ordered Kindiki Kithure to ensure that the protestors are provided with security.
The Azimio leader, however, clarified that the rallies were consultative meetings from his supporters.
In addition, Raila called off the planned parallel Jamhuri Day celebrations, owing to the former premier’s busy itinerary. Raila, on Saturday, December 10, departed the country to join other African leaders in Washington DC, USA.
The Azimio regime, considered to be a shell of its former self, is speculated to be losing its core members with former president Uhuru Kenyatta expected to quit his position as the coalition’s chair by February 2023.