That is lack of manners - Waititu tells MPs after Uhuru's washenzi comment

That is lack of manners

Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu

Kiambu county governor, Ferdinand Waititu, condemned members of parliament from the county who are accusing president Kenyatta of neglecting the region in his development plans.

On Tuesday, Waititu admonished MPs telling them they lacked manners for speaking through the media yet the president was in Kiambu and waited for them but they never showed up.

Waititu claimed that President Kenyatta was in Kiambu but the lawmakers decided to boycott the Head of State's event where they could have aired their grievances.

Acting badly

"Hawa wote wanapiga kelele hakuna alikuja, they boycotted. Walikataa kuja rais alishinda hapa, na hio ndio wakati wangesema wanataka nini. Ni programme gani wako nazo hapa," Governor Waititu said.

"Sio lazima upige nduru na uite magazeti ndio uongee na rais... that is wrong and that is lack of manners, that is lack of manners, yes, why don't you come when the President is here? Hio ni tabia mbaya," he added.

Kiambu lawmakers, led by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria have called out President Kenyatta for neglecting the central region when it came to development.

Development beef

On Monday, President Kenyatta told off leaders accusing him of sidelining the Central Kenya region but Kuria reiterated that Mt. Kenya lacked in development despite the region being the President’s political stronghold.

President Kenyatta described politicians accusing him of neglecting the Mt. Kenya region as “Washenzi".

He further asked them to leave him alone, as he (Kenyatta) was focused on ensuring that every part of the country benefits from the government’s development agenda.

I am not a person who is easily scared… Those going around playing petty politics I want to tell them this. We will not launch development projects based on which region a leader comes from," President Kenyatta stated.


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