The Opposition leaders are preparing a massive ‘State of the Nation’ address of their own in the coming few days, after the President made the official speech in Parliament on Wednesday, March 15.
The Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga’s staunch defender, Homa Bay Women Representative Gladys Wanga, clarified that leaders allied to the Opposition were preparing a response to Uhuru’s address – in two days.
She said: “In two days, we are going to give our response to the state of the nation address and we are going to tell Kenyans the terminal lies of the Jubilee government.”
It doesn’t come as a surprise considering that during the President’s speech, when Jubilee Party MP’s applauded most of the President’s highlights with a standing ovation, the Opposition MPs were conspicuously scribbling down notes, perhaps gathering material to counter the President’s claims later on.
That was evident with Senators Mutula Kilonzo Jr (Makueni), his Mombasa counterpart Senator Hassan Omar as was the case with Kitutu Masaba MP Timothy Bosire and others.
A day before the address, Suna East MP Junet Mohammed had shut down rumours that there would be any chaos from the Opposition during the President’s presentation the way happened last year. He said they would listen attentively and obediently.
“It looks like the President came for a campaign session to parliament. He gave many promises that he would achieve if he would be elected again,” Junet said after the President’s speech.
Many Politicians from the Opposition side also lashed the president for being too economical with the truth about the real situation of the country. They noted Uhuru was dodgy on matters corruption and the economy.