I have spoken to Uhuru after washenzi slur - Moses Kuria

Moses Kuria holds conversation with Uhuru after washenzi comment

Gatundu South lawmaker Moses Kuria (twitter)

Gatundu South lawmaker Moses Kuria said that he had spoken to President Uhuru Kenyatta and apologized after his comments on development were misconstrued.

Speaking during an interview on Citizen tv, Mr Kuria maintained that the President was right for being angry but they had spoken and mended fences.

Washenzi comment not directed to Kenyans

He, however, said that he did not believe the washenzi comment by President Kenyatta was directed towards the people of Mt Kenya.

"I don't believe he (the President) meant the Mt Kenya people or the Mt Kenya voters or the way it is being put," Mr Kuria stated.

"I have spoken to him... this is a man who we have worked together for a long time," he added.

During the interview, Mr Kuria said his remarks on minimal projects being launched around the Mt Kenya region was directed to the Kiambu County government and not President Kenyatta.

Taken out of context

"My problem with Kiambu leadership was on the optics. The diary of the head of state is very important and the people of Kiambu have been waiting for his visit for a very long time; it was my feeling that we could have managed his diary better," the MP said.

"As a member of parliament I represent my people and I’m asking for development in my area; I want more for my region," he added.

Kuria maintained that he was taken out of context adding that he was asking the Kiambu leadership to call the Head of State to open projects that were of dire importance to the people.

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