President uhuru Kenyatta violated the constitution by choosing Baringo Senator Gideon Moi to lead a high-powered delegation to Malawi to deliver congratulatory message to newly-elected president, Lazarus Chakwera.
Chakwera was sworn in last week after defeating incumbent, Peter Mutharika, in a hotly contested repeat election.
Mombasa lawyer Gunga Mwinga says the constitution only recognizes the deputy president as the principal assistant to the president.
‘Gideon Moi has not such powers to lead a government delegation. Maybe he was sent as a friend to Malawi. It was not a serious delegation”, he alleged.
Speaking at Baraka fm, Mwinga also faulted the people chosen to be in the delegation claiming it might put a strain on the relationship between Kenya and Malawi.
“Why couldn’t he send Ruto who was available instead of a senator? That painted a bad picture to Malawi”, he added.
Gideon was accompanied by Kanu Secretary General Nick Salat, Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli, Senate Majority Leader Samuel Poghisio, and other senior government officials.
According to Mwinga, the president was playing politics of isolation targeting his deputy William Ruto whom he is alleged to have fallen out with.
However, the former Kaloleni Mp urged President Kenyatta to call for a truce with his deputy in order to stabilize the government.
“When things go wrongs in a family, it’s the responsibility of the eldest person to call the younger one for a truce and iron out any differences”, he added.