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Governor castigates Nyeri MPs for betraying UhuRuto

29 June 2015, 11:19 Joseph Njung'eh

Nyeri - Members of Parliament from Nyeri County have been accused of abandoning President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.

Governor Nderitu Gachagua said all the six MPs from the County have betrayed the President.

Speaking at SYFAD Rerani hotel in Chaka Township in Kieni East, Gachagua said the parliamentarians went to the national assembly on UhuRuto’s popularity and thus ought to defend them.

Gachagua was accompanied by 30 members of the local County Assembly.

“We note that MPs rejected President Kenyatta’s nomination of Dr. Monica Juma as secretary to the cabinet on flimsy and petty grounds that she is arrogant and does not accede to their personal demands,” he stated.

He claimed that residents expect the elected leaders to support President’s policies, programs and nominations inside and outside Parliament.

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“It is unfortunate and indeed very sad that the people who are supposed to be in the fore front defending and supporting the President are the very same ones making it difficult for him to discharge his duties and obligations to the people of Kenya,” he added.

In a rejoinder, Kieni MP Kanini Kega said MPs do not reject anything from the President without valid reasons.

He said the Governor’s allegations are aimed at creating a row between the MPs and the electorates ahead of 2017 general elections.

“Nyeri MPs have no problem with the government and are not fighting President Uhuru. We are working hard and representing the electorates adequately. Monica Juma was rejected on efficiency grounds,” said Kega while defending his fellow parliamentarians.

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