National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula has responded to Azimio leader Raila Odinga’s criticism, dismissing claims that he is unfit for office.
In a statement, Wetang’ula asserted that Raila should ensure he has accurate information before making public statements of such nature.
“Get the facts right before such outbursts! Misplaced, misdirected & unhelpful anger Mr Raila Odinga,” Wetang’ula said on X.
Wetangula’s remarks were prompted by Raila’s comments during the ODM membership recruitment drive at Nairobi’s Kamukunji Grounds.
Raila expressed his disapproval of Wetangula’s decision to appeal the Court of Appeal ruling against the Housing Levy, deeming it unfortunate.
Raila further stated that Wetangula’s move to go to the Supreme Court is irregular, emphasizing that Wetangula, as the speaker of the National Assembly, had overseen the passage of the Housing Levy.
“Moses Wetangula does not deserve to be speaker of the National Assembly,” Raila said.
“The law emanated from Parliament and President Ruto signed it into law, now that some people have gone to court, the Speaker, all over the world has no authority to move to court,” the Opposition leader said.
On Wednesday last week, the speaker of National Assembly Moses Wetangula filed a notice of appeal on the Appellate Court’s ruling on the Housing Levy.
On January 26, the Court of Appeal declined to suspend orders barring the state from deducting housing levy from Kenyans.