Prime Minister Raila Odinga has warned President Uhuru Kenyatta against using State House as hisprivate property and respect it as a public office.
This follows Uhuru’s notorious habit of hosting Jubilee meetings in State House not knowing that doing so is an illegality since State House is not a Jubilee headquarters but a public office.
In a statement to the press, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s CORD raised concerns over Uhuru’s tendency of hosting personal events, accusing him of turning State House into a near ‘lodging’.
Led by ODM Director of Political Affairs, Opiyo Wandayi, the Opposition vowed never to allow Uhuru to misuse State House like a personal brothel where every Tom, Dick and Harry comes in to do ‘dirty things’.
“State House is not Uhuru’s property or lodging. It is a public office meant to serve all Kenyans and not Jubilee alone,” said Wandayi.
The Opposition was backed by Constitution experts led by Bobby Mkangi, who said the President could be penalized for holding Jubilee rallies at State House.
He compared Uhuru’s habit to public officers using GK vehicles on private businesses, something he said is outlawed.
“For Uhuru to hold Jubilee meetings in State House is not different with public officers using GK vehicles for private functions. This is contrary to Chapter Six of the Constitution which prohibits the use of State resources for private gains,” said Mkangi.
The Opposition was reacting to Tuesday’s meeting of Jubilee politicians which was hosted at State House by President Uhuru Kenyatta.