Egg on face of Nyandarua MPs locked out of Uhuru’s events
Elected leaders from Nyandarua were on Friday locked out of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s functions at the county.
The Head of State was touring Kinangop and Ol Kalou areas where he was launching several development projects.
Leaders save for Governor Francis Kimemia and Kipipiri MP Amos Kimunya were barred from addressing the public while others were forced out of the venues by security officers.
They include MPs Faith Gitau (Women), Michael Muchira (Ol Joro Orok), Kwenya Thuku (Kinangop) and Njuguna Kiaraho (Ol-Kalou) as well as elected MCAs.
Speaking to journalists on Friday evening, the MPs faulted the organizers of the event claiming that their ejection was pre-planned.
According to them, Governor Kimemia and his operatives were behind their woes.
President Uhuru Kenyatta today led the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a potato cold storage and processing facility at Ol'Kalou in Nyandarua County. The facility will assist farmers to add value to their potatoes and help create jobs for the youth in the region. pic.twitter.com/RnFPpjT3Ti
— State House Kenya (@StateHouseKenya) January 31, 2020
Earlier in the day, President Kenyatta said it was was unfortunate that some leaders have opted to politicking instead of serving the people.
“Each one of use was elected individually and I don’t see the reason why some of you should go round using and abusing me yet you are not serving the people”, he said.
He said leaders should commit themselves to service delivery adding that the war against corruption must be a combined effort.
The President further criticised leaders who he said go out abusing him while seeking selfish interests.
President Uhuru Kenyatta had issued land title deeds to squatters of Colonial Village in Rurii, Nyandarua County.
The President said the Government is in the process of issuing 40,000 title deeds to residents of the county.
On his part, Governor Kimemia said the region is rallying behind the President and his development agenda.
He also added that it was unfortunate for leaders to engage in empty rhetoric yet they were elected to support the President.