Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi has told the opposition leader Raila Odinga that the government won’t be intimidated into submission.
He said the Kenya Kwanza regime will stay strong and deal firmly with the people who will break the law.
The Prime Cabinet Secretary said the Azimio La Umoja frequently led protests are not about reducing the cost of living but violence and bloodshed.
“What kind of protests are these where goons destroy and steal people’s property,” he said.
He said peaceful demonstrations are not done by throwing stones, looting property and attacking passersby.
Mudavadi strongly condemned the protests and termed them as thuggery.
The prime CS spoke on Thursday in an interview after gracing the seventh conference of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Diani, Kwale County.
He said he is saddened by the number of innocent Kenyans who get hurt and lose lives each day opposition holds protests.
Mudavadi said Raila doesn’t care about the people but his self-political interest adding that a good leader cannot sit back and watch as chaos and bloodshed continues.
Mudavadi said it is high time for Raila to wake up and realize the election period is over and move on.
He said there shall be no power-sharing and Raila should not even dream about it.
Mudavadi said the opposition had a fair chance of exercising their constitutional rights and lost the case in Supreme Court.
He said the government will hold accountable all those who caused mayhem, destruction of property and loss of lives of innocent citizens.
“The government will use the law to bring all those involved into causing disunity and violence into the book,” he said.
Mudavadi said Kenyans should open up their eyes that demonstrations will continue to hurt the Kenyan economy.
He said they should keep in mind that vandalizing government projects and infrastructure will cost them.
“Who do you think will pay for the damage to roads, stalls and other property? Some of them were constructed by loan money meaning you and me will have to pay through tax,” he said.
On Wednesday during the demonstrations led by the opposition angry protesters vandalized the expressway in Mlolongo.
Mudavadi also condemned some of the opposition leaders who use government vehicles during protests.
He said it is an abuse of office and public resources and the law will go for them.
“We are surprised to see county government vehicles ferrying goons during protests,” he said.
Mudavadi said they have learned that the opposition wants to derail efforts by the Kenya Kwanza government in ensuring the country’s economic recovery.
He said the Finance bill has a lot of solutions to many challenges faced by Kenyans yet the opposition side is against it and doesn’t give any alternatives.
The Prime CS said the bill followed the required procedures of the law and the government didn’t force Kenyans into accepting it.
He said the Government is trying to raise enough revenue to settle debts that some of the opposition leaders and the former government put Kenyans into.
Mudavadi said the country is losing an estimated amount of sh650 billion daily caused by the delay of the implementation of the Finance Act.
He said the only way Kenyans will be relieved from huge debts is by adopting tough policies and utilizing available resources.
Mudavadi said the Finance bill is meant to improve people’s lives through better housing and education among other things.