Former Independent and Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Commissioner Roselyn Akombe has given her take on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s State of the Nation address.
The former IEBC Commissioner who fled the country to the United States prior to the repeat 2017 presidential election had no kind words for the head of state.
Dr. Akombe took to her social media page and posted messages criticizing the president and his administration claiming that it would leave Kenyans with an unsustainable debt due to his corrupt government.
“#FellowKenyans the State of our Nation is “brimming with the promise of an even brighter tomorrow” despite the unsustainable external debt, which has been squandered by a handful of buddies.” Akombe said.
She said that there was nothing to “celebrate” on the head of state’s address on Thursday, November 12.
“Even as we are told #FellowKenyans that the State of our Nation is “brimming with the promise of an even brighter tomorrow”, our brothers and sisters who live in Mathare, Kipsenga, Nyalenda, Muoroto, KOl’ Lessos have a different story to tell,” she added.
“Fourteen billion for a referendum. Zero for everything else.” Akombe noted.
Akombe further claimed that President Uhuru and his BBI Co-principal Raila Odinga has forgotten other things and set aside billions of shillings for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) process.
However, during his State of the Nation address, President Uhuru Kenyatta stated that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report has a bright future for the Country and urged Kenyans to embrace it.
“Like Moses in the Bible who sat at the top of Mt Nebo and saw the future that the people of Israel were about to cross into the promised land, I too have seen our future…As a people, we must seize this constitutional moment to ensure that we deliver to future generations of Kenyans the country that they deserve,” Uhuru said.
The head of state also said that the journey to deliver to future generations of Kenyans the country that they deserve began with the unveiling of the BBI report that would culminate into a referendum.