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two NASA MPs Who Defied Raila’s Orders To Boycott Parliament opening Explain Why

Despite calls from National Super Alliance (NASA) Principals to their Senators and MPs to boycott Tuesday’s official opening of Parliament that was graced by President Uhuru Kenyatta, Alfred Sambu (Webuye East) and Charles Gimose (Hamisi) of Amani National Congress and Ford Kenya respectively attended the function.

Out of the 136 MPs from parties allied to the opposition coalition,the only two legislators attended the function, arguing that it’s their constitution mandate bestowed to them by their constituents.

READ ALSO:Revealed-Why Maraga and His Colleagues Did Not Attend Uhuru’s 12th Parliament Opening

“When you do not come to parliament, it is the people you represent who suffer since their issues will not be articulated,” said the President.

Webuye East MP Alfred Sambu (Left ) and Charles Gimose (Right) who attended Presidential address.Photo/SDE
On Monday, NASA co-principal Moses Wetang’ula declared that NASA MPs would not attend the opening of the 12th Parliament, saying that President Uhuru does not have the constitution right to preside over the opening of the new House.

READ ALSO:Why Politicians are Ditching Raila For Uhuru-Mutahi Ngunyi

His sentiments were echoed all other principals,who convened a rally in Kibera on the same day instead.

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