Mombasa, KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta has slammed several political leaders over claims that he has neglected central Kenya that has not seen any major developments.
Speaking during the launch of the construction meant to give Mama Ngina Drive a facelift in Mombasa, he bitterly referred to them as “washenzi” in a statement “… hao washenzi waachane na mimi”
He further went on urging Kenyans to drop the notion of development being directed where the leader comes from and assured every Kenyan entitlement of development regardless of where their leader comes from.
This comes following Gatundu South MP, Moses Kuria’s remarks that were indirectly aimed at the president for launching developments in other areas of the country but Central.
“…after voting, we are developing other parts of the country. Let’s stop that nonsense…” said Kuria
He later apologized to the head of state and offended allies of the president assuring that his relationship with the president was still solid.
ODM leader Raila Odinga has also weighed in on the matter, rubbishing claims by individuals who are trying to bring division among leaders by claiming that he intends to replace some leaders in the ruling party.
“…Raila is joining Jubilee, he wants to replace other people…nonsense!” quoted Raila.
He further cited that the main objective for unity is to promote peace and development within the country.
This comes after what seems like an unusual budding relationship between the two opposing leaders that has raised many questions among their respective allies in their popularized handshake.
However, in the latest development,Kuria has answered back to the president urging him to channel development to Central Kenya too.
H.E the President is 100% right. He is spot on. We need development in every corner of this country. It is in that spirit and in line with the President’s position that I believe Mt Kenya region also deserves development just like any other region. Right now it’s not happening,” Moses Kuria wrote on his Facebook page.