Tuesday, February 9, 2016
My Potraits Can Be Pulled Down If One Wishes, Uhuru States
Through State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu, the Head of State downplayed the issue saying that no one was compelled to display his portrait terming the practice as colonial.
Esipisu explained that the practise of hanging head of State’s potraits as emanating from the colonial regime and was adopted by Jomo Kenyatta and the subsequent Presidents although it was not a legal requirement.
Siaya governor Cornell Rasanga caused a stir when he asked Cord coalition to pull down President Kenyatta’s potraits and replace them with those of Cord principal Raila Odinga.
Esipisu was quoted as saying:
“No one is forcing anyone to do anything. I think portraits have been up in terms of existing tradition…and it is one that we are not fleeing away from”