As President Uhuru Kenyatta prepares to deliver the 8th State of the Nation Address to a Joint Sitting of Parliament in the afternoon of today on November 30th, the Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa has publicly declared that he has no interest in listening to what the President is going to tell Kenyans even though he would’ve gotten a chance to be in the National Assembly Chambers for the same.
Didmus Barasa who is a big ally of Deputy President William Ruto from the Western Kenya region said in an NTV interview in the morning of today that it’ll be of no use for him to attend the President’s address and therefore he would find a better use of his time.
The MP started by saying that “since the President’s State of the Nation Address of last year in which he promised to do lots of things, there’s very little that was implemented and the country has found itself in plenty of problems because of the government’s failure to prioritize important issues like the economy and security.”
He was then asked by the NTV reporter if he’ll be failing in his capacity as a legislator who is supposed to have listened to the address and corrected the president through debate at a later date.
His reply was that “there’s no need to listen to someone who normally reads what has been written for him by some scholars who don’t know how implementation of what they’ve written will be done.”
He also added that it’s not just him as a UDA legislator who was snubbing the address but also other legislators from other political inclinations.
His point for snubbing the address being that “we can’t be listening to lies everytime and everyday yet Kenyans are suffering. We want to see a situation where a president says what he’s going to implement and implements it.”