Mbogo forced to cut speech after dragging Uhuru’s name into SGR stalemate
Oct. 05, 2019
Kisauni MP Ali Mbogo on Saturday landed in trouble with Coastal Activists after he dragged President Uhuru Kenyatta’s name into the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) cargo transportation stalemate.
The activists were clearly unhappy when the lawmaker took the microphone to started blaming Uhuru over the standoff. He was forced to cut his speech and leave the venue after a caucus of civil society activists and transporters met to ensure there is no more transportation of cargo on SGR. Led by Organising First Business Community organising secretary Harriet Muganda, the activists insisted that they were not attending the press conference to praise or condemn anyone but to ensure the promise is actualised.''We are not here to congratulate anyone especially the President whose government is stifling Coast traders through this illegal directive that has no basis in the modern-day world,'' he said, as quoted by Standard. Muganda was compelled to interrupt Mbogo’s speech even before he completed making his remarks. He reminded the lawmaker that he had not been invited to the event, adding that he was not right to speak about the Head of State under these circumstances.
'We never invited you in the first place. We shall not allow this meeting to be a praise rally,'' said Muganda.
Muslim for Human Rights (Muhuri) chairman Khalef Khalifa reminded the lawmaker that there are other platforms to express his arguments and not pressers meant for the activist.