He was responding to remarks by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria during New Year Eve where he said Uhuru has totally ignored the Mt Kenya region as he launches projects in perceived opposition strongholds.
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Close confidants of President Uhuru Kenyatta stopped Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria from quitting yesterday before he could deliver a resignation letter to National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.
But the revolt has now been amplified by the fierce succession debate sweeping the region and fears that Uhuru was slowly turning his back on Ruto in favour of Raila and other opposition candidates.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and his Bahati counterpart Kimani Ngunjiri have been vocal in calling out the Jubilee administration for sidelining Mt Kenya.
Uhuru urged politicians to shelve politics for later and give room for service delivery to Kenyans, arguing the country would not be able to move forward with development if leaders continue politicking day and night.
Her comments come after a revolt burst into the open on Tuesday after leaders from Central region condemned the President for referring to some of them as washenzi, loosely translated as fools.
Eleven Jubilee MPs under the Mt Kenya Leadership Caucus have defended President Uhuru Kenyatta's development record in the region.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has poked holes in latest remarks by President Uhuru Kenyatta that his administration was keen on taking development to all Kenyans indiscriminately.
Leaders from Murang’a County have associated statements from some politicians to the effect that President Uhuru Kenyatta has not developed central to a spirited campaign which they say is aimed at lowering his “de facto leadership of Mt Kenya”.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria had claimed that Uhuru has neglected Central Kenya when it comes to development projects.
In November last year, while addressing residents of Nyeri town after a meeting with MPs from the region, Uhuru who spoke largely in the local language promised to “speak when the right time comes” and that his political choices would shock people.
Whatever the merits of the “washenzi” utterances it is obvious that their cardinal sin is breaking the unwritten taboo of Kenyan politics that when a brother from the neighbouring cave is calling shots in our jungle, it is bad manners to join his ...
Those present included Governor Mwangi Wa Iria, MPs Peter Kimari (Mathioya) and Joseph Nduati (Gatanga), and MCAs.
He pointed out that he does not easily bow to threats and went on to rap leaders who want citizens of particular areas to benefit simply because those in powerful positions are from those regions.
Mr Kenyatta reiterated that he is committed to working with National Super Alliance principal and Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga to see the whole of Kenya developed.
- Moses Kuria and Kimani Ngunjiri have been on the spot after they boldly attacked the president accusing him of neglecting Mt Kenya region in terms of development
President Uhuru Kenyatta has initiated many projects in Mt Kenya region contrary to what Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and other lawmakers want the public to believe.
Speaking during a heated interview in NTV on Thursday, January 10, the Jubilee critic blamed the media for magnifying his previous statement saying he was simply airing an issue of concern for his constituents.
Senator Kimani Wamatangi said an economic bloc will spur development, create jobs and improve living standards.
No region, community or Kenyan will be left behind now or in future,” he wrote on Twitter, in the wake of complaints that central Kenya, where the President comes from, had received little in terms of development projects.
In a strongly worded statement, more than 20 former and elected leaders including political bigwigs in the region led by former presidential candidates Martha Karua and Peter Kenneth said those aggrieved should use the right channels without disre...