By Calvin Osiemo
A debate in the National Assembly on Tuesday escalated during the discussion over the Garissa University attacks the left 148 people dead. A member of Parliament went ahead to call Majority Leader in the National Assembly and Garissa Township MP Aden Duale a terrorist claiming that he was aware of the massacre on the college. Mavoko Member of Parliament Patrick Makau said Duale’s links to the Al-Shabaab terror group should be probed to establish the truth. Makau, who dubbed Duale a terrorist, has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to relieve Duale of his duties as the Majority Leader in the National Assembly.
“He must know that I’m calling him a terrorist. I ask the President to sack him with immediate effect. I am a victim of the attacks. We can’t continue to suffer because of one person who cannot be taken to jail,” said Makau.
Makau has claimed that the terrorists were in a hotel associated with a high ranking Member of Parliament with the same Member of Parliament calling for negotiations with the Al-Shaabab militia and this was in reference to Aden Duale.
However, no MP rose to support Makau’s sentiments on the floor of the house. Other members offered suggestions to improve the state of security in the country with Kiharu Member of Parliament Irungu Kang’ata who moved an emergency motion proposing for allocation of more funds to the Police Service to enhance their capacity to curb security threats.
“We need to give them more guns, and even buy them special aircraft to make sure they can deal with terror threats in any part of the country,” he said.
On the other hand, Nyando MP Fred Outa gave Duale a two-week ultimatum to reveal the names of the terrorists.
“If Duale is not able to reveal those names, he should be arrested. He must also step aside as the Majority Leader.” said Outa.