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Ignore us at your own peril, Nakuru MPs tell Uhuru

14 May 2015, 18:25 Jackson Okata

Nakuru - The Nakuru County Parliamentary Group has accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of sidelining the County in senior public appointments.

The group comprising members of parliament and senators from the County, demanded a Cabinet Secretary slot in the looming cabinet reshuffle and appointments by the government.

Speaking Thursday morning in Nakuru town led by the PG chairman who is also the Subukia MP, Nelson Gaichuhie, the leaders accused the government of ignoring them in the recent parastatal appointments.

“We are aware there is a looming cabinet reshuffle and appointments of new Cabinet Secretaries and as Nakuru leaders, we are demanding a slot for our unwavering support of the government. We supported the Jubilee government and the president fully in 2013 and it is his turn to thank us,” Gaichuhie said.

“Nakuru is a big vote basket and the president must realize that by ignoring us he will definitely provoke our people into thinking otherwise,” he added.

He added that the recent parastatal appointments were skewed as Nakuru was bypassed, and urged the appointing authority to consider the County in the next appointments.

“We have several parastatals ranging from Geothermal Development Company (GDC), Pyrethrum Board of Kenya (PBK), KenGen among others but no CEO or chairman comes from the County. We have to be considered,” Gaichuhie added.

The leaders clarified that they are firmly in government and supports its projects, but called upon President Uhuru Kenyatta to stamp authority and tame insecurity.

Njoro legislator, Joseph Kiuna, said that the state of killings and attacks in North Rift region was alarming and that quick action should be taken to avert it.

“We want the government to work in haste and salvage that region which is almost collapsing over bandits killings,” he added.

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