Leaders from Mt. Kenya region have come to defend the president over his recent comments after huge criticism from a section of members of parliament
Led by former presidential candidates Peter Kenneth and Martha Karua on Wednesday the leaders accused a section of legislators from Mt. Kenya region of disrespecting President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The leaders now say that those criticizing the president are trying to distract him from his big four agenda which he seeks to cement his legacy in the country
The leaders also insisted that there was a plot to sabotage the March 9 handshake between President Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga as well as the government’s fight against corruption.
This comes days after a section of members of parliament from the Mt. Kenya region hit out at the president claiming that since the march 9th handshake with opposition leader Raila Odinga he has focused developing other counties not focusing on Mt. Kenya
“We are treading on very dangerous grounds here. The president’s anger on those saying there was no development was only directed at leaders who have been misled, ” Karua said.
The leaders said that the President had initiated development projects in the region, and that if they are aggrieved, the leaders should use other channels that show respect and decorum.
“Development projects are laid out through Parliament, and the Executive implements what has been passed. We want to ask those MPs to go back to the House and make sure it happens as they want,” said Mr Kenneth.
Kenneth also steered clear of addressing the presidential succession terming it as a ‘vacuum’ because the presidential and vice president’s seats are currently occupied.