Afro Politico Weekly Roundup Episode 6 and 7
The biggest political story last week or “The political hot potato” as James Smart would call it circulated around Ngunjiri Wambugu’s petition in parliament seeking to oust the supreme court judge David Maraga after the supreme court’s decision to nullify the August 8th elections. The petition was met with a lot of criticism from both NASA and Jubilee with pundits calling it a classic case of political incompetence.
In a quick rejoinder to the petition, Jubilee party officials collectively decried Ngunjiri’s move terming it as unnecessary and asked him to withdraw it immediately. The same sentiments were echoed by the president, Uhuru Kenyatta.
The opposition party NASA, used the opportunity to cast aspersions on the Jubilee party calling Ngunjiri’s petition a failed Jubilee party ploy to harass and possibly scare the supreme court judges. James Smart and Marvin Tumbo look critically at this news story presenting possible reasons why Ngunjiri filed this petition. Was this party loyalty or mere political incompetence?
Meanwhile, NASA members of parliament and the Supreme Court judges boycotted the opening of the 12th parliament stating that President Uhuru Kenyatta lacked the moral obligation to preside over the ceremony. This came in the wake of Uhuru’s sentiments the previous week that suggested that the Jubilee party would impeach Raila Odinga if he won the fresh October 17th elections which have been postponed to October 26th.
Afro politico this week dissects the politics around IEBC, The Supreme Court and obvious mistakes from both Jubilee and NASA party officials as we lead up to the fresh elections. Here are a few of the comments during the shows:
Watch the episodes here.
Episode 7 this week takes a closer look into the story of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Aung sang Suu Kyi and the atrocities against the Rohingya population in Myanmar.