BY SHEILAH CHUMBA
Lurambi MP Titus Khamala has criticized the police for using excess force on protesters.
The MP was speaking in Kakamega town where he said the Jubilee government was using the police to cause unnecessary tension following the return of NASA leader Raila Odinga into the country from the US.
So far police have confirmed that five people have died since the NASA leader jetted into the country but opposition puts it at 16.
“We cannot accept the police brutality that is being used on innocent Kenyans. Police even tear gassed MPs where some were injured and we cannot accept this anymore. This is just a ploy by Jubilee to seize power suing the backdoor,” Khamala said.
He said the Jubilee government was violating the rights of Kenyans of freedom of assemble and picketing as enshrined in the 2010 constitution saying the desperate moves by Jubilee to use the police to disrupt NASA meetings was designed so that they can stay in power.
He told the Jubilee government to stop profiling Kenyans along ethnic lines, color and tribe saying time had come for the electorate to shun tribal politics since it can plunge the country to what happened during the 2007/08 post elections violence where more than 1000 lost their lives.
Khamala said the reforms NASA is pushing for is aimed at ensuring there is there is an all-inclusive government that cares for her people and more so every region to have an equitable share of the National cake.
Mr Khamala also supported the move by the County Assembly of Kakamega to pass the People’s Assembly motion last week saying it was the only legal means the electorate can use to solve the problems that bedevils the country every electioneering period.
The Lurambi lawmaker who is also a Bishop said the said the people’s assembly after being enacted into law in the county, would consist of the governor, senator, Woman Rep, all the 12 elected and nominated MPs, the 60 ward reps, religious leaders, trade unions and the civil society.