Senator Vocal Elgeiyo Marakwet, Mr. Kipchumba Murkomen criticized President Uhuru Kenyatta for his long speech during the State of the Nation address on Tuesday evening.
On his social media page, Murkomen hinted that parliament is expected to pass a law that will set the maximum time that future presidents will take in the state of the nation address. Murkomen is said to have quoted scholar Winston Churchill as saying that a good speech should be like a woman’s skirt.
“Parliament should pass a law setting a deadline for future presidents to take part in national dialogue. As Winston Churchill said, good speech should be like a woman’s skirt…. Murkomen wrote.
Kenyans expressed differing views on Murkomen’s remarks, with some agreeing with him, saying the overall level of consideration is 30 minutes for the president to take.
“I agree with you, 30 minutes max, the rest we can read on our own. And basically, all the things from the Power speech are repeated in the heroes’ day speech, republic and state speech!” The commenter replied.
Others, however, criticized Murkomen, saying he should have discussed such an issue in parliament instead of on social media.