Home POLITICS Concentrate on real issues, Miguna blasts Rigathi Gachagua.

Concentrate on real issues, Miguna blasts Rigathi Gachagua.

They say everytime Rigathi Gachagua, the UDA presidential running mate nominee, takes the microphone there is bound to be news, both negative and positive. Yesterday, the Mathira Mp came under heavy criticism from his utterances on police uniforms. A section of the political class, and Kenyans as well, damned the lawmaker over his plans to change police uniforms, if elected in August.

Gachagua claimed that the police do not like the new persian blue uniform, promising to return back to the previous navy blue and jungle green colours if elected

“You have suffered so much in the hands of Matiang’i and Kibicho. Even the new blue uniform that you don’t want will be revoked and we return to the old one. The blue one will be left for PCEA church. It is the uniform of women’s guild,” he said.

In an attack to Gachagua’s utterances, Kenyan-born lawyer Miguna Miguna argued that changing the police uniform cannot be a priority for UDA at the moment. The exiled lawyer claims that Kenya Kwanza got their priorities wrong because there is a myriad of issues that are affecting Kenyans at the present moment like jobs, human rights, rule of law etc.

“This is a silly sideshow. No one asked you to change the police uniform. Focus on the agendas of 50 million Kenyans – jobs, human rights, democracy, rule of law, electoral and social justice. If not, shut up,” Miguna said in a tweet.

The same thoughts were echoed by Prof, Makau Mutua who heads Azimio-OKA campaigns. In his tweet, the lawyer reminded Gachagua that police reforms does not at all start from changing their uniforms.
“UDA’s DP nominee Rigathi Gachagua says he’ll reform the police by changing their uniform from BLUE to YELLOW. He says blue belongs to the PCEA’s Women’s Guild where he shall return it. What do police reforms have to do with the color of the uniform? What did women do to UDA?” Mutua paused.

President Uhuru Kenyatta changed the colour of the police uniform in 2018 to make the security teams ‘more visible’ when performing their duties.

Speaking in an Economic forum in Nyandarua County, Gachagua promised to spearhead the review police salaries which, according to him, have stagnated since Kibaki days.

Rigathi furher accused Matiangi and Kibicho of intimidating police officers and chiefs as well by forcing them to back Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga.

“We want to tell chiefs that we have heard they are being intimidated to help Raila win, failure to which they risk losing their jobs. Don’t worry, we only have 57 days remaining and we will give you back your jobs. We want to guarantee all officers that their jobs are safe,” he added.

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