Members of parliament today converged at the National Assembly where they took their opportunities to pay their last tributes to the late President Mwai Kibaki.
During the proceedings, MP Ndindi Nyoro faced it rough with the Speaker after he switched off his microphone as he was delivering his speech.
It all started when he said that the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta U should not be comparing it’s achievements to that of Kibaki.
“It is important for leaders not to be conflicted when they are leading. President Mwai Kibaki never did business with government when he was president of Kenya. And I want to say Mr Speaker that it’s actually criminal for this regime to every time keep on comparing their performance with that of President Mwai Kibaki,” said MP Ndindi Nyoro.
The vocal lawmaker went on to add that the late Kibaki even refused to name Thika Superhighway on himself upon it’s completion.
“The selflessness, President Mwai Kibaki never named any street on his name. Actually when people approached him to name Thika road super highway on his name,” added MP Ndindi Nyoro.
While eulogising the third president on Wednesday during the special sitting in the National Assembly, Garissa town Member of Parliament Aden Duale said that he was able to serve under Kibaki as a minister, saying that Kibaki ensured that development projects were carried across the country.
He said that the late president undergone hard times in his ruling during the grand coalition government.
The MP claimed that Deputy President William Ruto is the closest leader in the country with the leadership marching to that of Kibaki.
“The next leader of Kenya must be like Kibaki. And the closest person to Kibaki is non other than DP William Ruto,” duale said.
He said that his argument is based on Ruto’s manifesto in his August 9 presidential bid where he promised to ensure all Kenyans are involved in the economy.
The MPs were recalled from recess to pay tribute to Kibaki as the country continue to observe a week of mourning.
Members of the public have until Wednesday 4.45pm to see the body of Kibaki which is lying in parliament before being taken back to the Lee Funeral Home.
Kibaki’s farewell mass will be held on Friday at Nyayo Stadium ahead of his final journey in Othaya, Nyeri on Saturday.