Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale launched an attack on Tanzania’s Foreign Affairs Minister Palamagamba Kabudi remarks he made on November 27, 2019, at Bomas of Kenya during the unveiling of the BBI report.
Speaking on NTV's AM Live on Tuesday, December 3, the politician expressed that Kabudi's sentiments were in bad taste.
"That man who came from Tanzania, it was impunity, and with due respect to whoever invited him, that we allowed him to lecture us," Khalwale spoke.
Kabudi had travelled to Kenya to deliver Tanzanian President John Maghufuli's message of support to President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi.
He then accompanied President Kenyatta to Bomas of Kenya, where the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report was being unveiled and was given a chance to address the gathering.
The former University of Dar es Saalam law lecturer spent more than 10 minutes urging Kenyans to shun tribal politics in order to achieve development and economic growth in the country.
“Kenya is a great country no doubt. Kenya is endowed with dynamic people, innovators, people filled with talents and entrepreneurs. How can such great people allow themselves to be dominated by tribalism?” he posed, adding that Kenyans should emulate Tanzanians in fostering peace.
Khalwale stated that foreign minister had no locus to lecture Kenyans since the country was ahead of Tanzania in many sectors.
He also argued that Kabudi did not follow the proper procedure when he stood to address the gathering at Bomas of Kenya.
"The constitution of Kenya speaks to how you should allow such a dignitary to speak. It states that if a visiting head of state or dignitary wants to address Kenyans, he must first go through the National Assembly or the Senate," Khalwale claimed.
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