Women legislators allied to Inua Mama movement have called on the resignation of the Kenya Ferry Services(KFS)and the Kenya Navy top officials.
The leaders criticized the manner in which the Likoni ferry accident is being managed,a mother and daughter are believed to have died after their car slithered from a ferry into the Indian Ocean.
The lawmakers accused KFS of laxity, negligence and high-level irresponsibility in the manner the whole tragedy that has been handled.
Speaking at Kagundu-ini Polytechnic and Kamahuha shopping center in Murang’a County, Malindi Mp Aisha Jumwa threatened to mobilize Kenyans to forfeit Mashujaa day celebrations unless those responsible steps aside.
“The Managing Director KFS should be home by now, they have totally humiliated Kenyans the coast guards should also be disbanded,” she said.
Nakuru County Senator Susan Kihika called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to crack the whip on those mandated to offer rescue operations at the Likoni crossing channel terming the operation a total failure.
Kihika further called on total overhaul on disaster management systems across the country.
“Two of my crew members perished in Nakuru chopper disaster, it saddens me that we as a country usually finds ourselves clueless,on how to manage disasters when they occur ” said Kihika
The Mps further accused Trade Cs Peter Munya of failing to protect the interest of tea farmers from being exploded by cartels and brokers.
Kiharu Mp Ndindi Nyoro said the recent poor bonus pays to farmers was an indication of high corruption levels at the Kenya Tea Development Authority (KTDA).
“The Government has the mandate to protect tea and coffee farmers just like it does to maize and sugar farmers,” said Nyoro.
Kericho County Mp Florence Bore threatened to mobilize legislators from tea growing for a vote of no confidence against CS Peter Munya.
She called on the Government to relocate the tea auction from Mombasa to the tea growing areas inorder to eliminate cartels exploiting farmers.
Kandara Mp Alice Wahome said Inua Mama Jenga taifa initiative will be visiting constituencies cross the country in support of women and youth groups.
“We are fully behind President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto, we will offer support to this Government,” said Wahome.
Wahome asked the Mount Kenya region to offer fully support to Deputy President William Ruto as he was the most qualified candidate to succeed President Kenyatta in 2022.
Other legislators present were Jane Chebaibai (Elgeyo Marakwet),Anab Gure(Garissa),Joyce Emanikor(Turkana), Rehema Jaldesa(Isiolo), Charity Kathambi(Njoro), Lilian Tomitom(West Pokot), Faith Gitau(Nyandarua), Soipan Tuya(Narok).,Millicent Omanga(Nominated Senator ),Rahab Mukami(Nyeri)Gladys Sholei( Uasin Gishu).
Florence Jematia East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA), Joyce Korir(Bomet), Liza Chelule(Nakuru), Janet Sitienei(Turbo), Catherine Wambilianga(Bungoma), Lydia Haika(Taita Taveta), Mary Waithera(Maragwa), Jane Kihara (Naivasha), Naomi Wako(Nominated Senator)
The Mp donated water tanks, gas cookers and wheel chairs.
Various women and youth groups also received cash towards their self help initiative from the women legislators.
The Mp accused the Embrace team of advancing politics of hate and divide instead of initiating programs to uplift the Kenyans.
They singled Public Service Youth and Gender Affairs Chief Administrative Secretary Rachel Shebesh of leading a campaign aimed at polarizing youths a cross the country.