Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju. [Source/JP]
Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju has continued to face backlash after he launched a scathing attack on the High Court judges who declared the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) unconstitutional.
Speaking to NTV on Monday night, Tuju told off BBI opponents saying their celebration following its collapse was akin to dancing on the graves of victims of political violence.
The Cabinet Secretary without portfolio further asked judicial officers to be very careful while issuing decrees noting the security services offered to them by the State was a 'privilege'.
Law Society of Kenya (LSK) council member Esther Ang’awa told off Tuju saying his suggestion that BBI was meant to solve the problem of electoral violence, and without which Kenyans will keep fighting during polls was far-fetched.
LSK council member Esther Ang'awa. [Source/LSK]
She revisited the 2017 election saying BBI process did not resolve past grievances including manipulation of electoral processes that led to the death of IEBC ICT boss Chris Msando, and fleeing of commissioner Roselyn Akombe.
"This song Raphael Tuju is singing about us dancing on graves of PEV victims because we celebrate the BBI Judgment is sick and satanic. Did BBI open the IEBC servers? Did BBI address the transmission of results debacle? Did BBI kill Msando and force Dr Akombe to flee Kenya?" Ang'awa posed.
Former IEBC director of ICT Chris Msando. [Source/Nation]
Akombe, who left the country few days to the 2017 repeat presidential election, said Tuju's remarks triggered post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a disorder she developed from the traumatic events of the last election.
Dr Roselyn Akombe. [Source/Akombe]
She said it was wrong for leaders to treat civil and public servants such as judges like their properties since they have chosen to serve their nation.
"That clip triggered my PTSD...That man. The tone. The arrogance. The covert threats. The sense of owning you just coz you chose to serve your country. Please send our 5 great compatriots a message of support. Hugs. Something. They kept me going," tweeted Akombe, who currently works for the United Nations in the US.
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