President Uhuru has blasted a section of MPs in the Parliament, calling them idiots after a tempestuous session on Tuesday night that saw lawmakers brawl.
MPs from both sides of the aisle got physical and threw punches along with pepper spray being used during the session on the amendment of electoral laws.
The Jubilee Party-allied lawmakers are seeking to make changes which their rivals, the opposition rivals, have rejected.
They vowed to prevent the move by any means possible, arguing that the watered down laws will make election rigging possible.
The live video feed from the National Assembly was canceled during the melee in order to bar the public from viewing the ugly scenes.
Speaker Justin Muturi has however called for a second sitting on Thursday, December 22, following the lawmakers brawl. Heavy police presence has been reported in and around Parliament.
Uhuru used the ”idiots” remark a few hours after footage surfaced of insults being hurled at him by Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo.
Odhiambo said Uhuru should stop harassing the people with heavy security, water cannons and a cordon around the house. She also added that Uhuru was not legally elected and is a fake President whose backyard is poor.
In response, Uhuru said during the lighting of the KICC for Christmas that:
”On our left is the National Assembly representing democracy, but it has also given some idiots the ability to keep insulting me.”
The following day during the reopening of the Volkswagen Kenya production line, the President reaffirmed his thoughts on the issue saying:
”They are looking for a wrong person with insults and intimidation. I have no time for confrontations. We will soldier on with our agenda for development because it’s even said frogs’ eyes cannot prevent cows from taking water.”