ODM leader Raila Odinga has castigated the Jubilee government for planning to reprimand Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo for insulting the President.
But Raila defended the MP saying she was motivated by the protection of the people’s rights and should not be punished.
He also noted that Uhuru called him a “mad man” during his tour of former Central Province two weeks ago but that he did not take any action.
“They should not get indignant when they are corrected since they also hurl insults but no action is taken against them. Millie was fighting for the rights of Kenyans,” he said.
Regarding the election laws, the opposition leader told a rally at Homa Bay High school on Wednesday that changes will not be permitted.
He said the recent by-elections have shown that the electronic voter identification system can operate without hitches.
“The by-elections were conducted (by digital systems) in areas considered remote. We can use satellite to avert the electoral malpractices Jubilee is trying to avoid,” he said.
Raila said there will be no general election next August if Parliament amends the laws to pave way for manual voter identification.