Siaya Senator James Orengo was not pleased with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s remarks on Jamhuri Day.
Orengo broke his silence over the directive given by Uhuru in regards to double jobs held by politicians.
Without naming names, the Head of State articulated that politicians who have a second job should quit their private practice and focus on the main one.
Uhuru as a hypocrite
The popular lawyer on his part, remarked that the sentiments by President Uhuru were hypocritical.
The politician insinuated that the Commander-In-Chief was not sincere as Uhuru owned a bank.
“It’s just not a matter about lawyers, there are people in this country that own banks and do business with government.
“There are people who are contractors and do business with government and they are senators within the executive,” remarked Orengo.
He further asserted that the attack on lawyers was uncalled for especially from Uhuru.
The vocal ODM party member reiterated that the Jubilee party head should focus his attack on other people within the government.
“If I tell to count the number of lawyers that have big buildings in Mombasa, you won’t find any.
“Most of them are other people in the executive that are in business with government,” noted the Senator.
The country is ours not Uhuru’s
In addition, Orengo declared that he does not fear anyone and would not stop acting as a lawyer.
“As a politician and as a lawyer I am never afraid. I Will never ever run from somebody who I think his rights are being violated,” commentend the legal advisor.
The tough-talking Orengo uttered that the conflict of interest issue should be approached from a sensible position.
“Kenyans must come to deal with the issue of conflict of interest not as an academic issue. It must be a concrete issue.
“Hawa watu wasituchezee, sisi ndio wenye nchi(They should not play with us, we own the country),” expressed the leader.
Enhancing the directive by the president, DPP Noordin Haji moved to bar Orengo from representing KPA MD Daniel Manduku in a corruption case he is facing.
Murkomen, Kilonzo represent Sonko in graft case
The attack by Uhuru came a day after the likes of Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior represente Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
Sonko sought the services of his counterparts in the Ksh 357 million graft case he is implicated in.
Aside from the lawyers, other people have cited that the move by Uhuru would have catastrophic effects especially during this tough economic times.