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UhuRuto deliberately neglecting western Kenya, claims MP

18 February 2015, 12:37 Jackson Okata

Nakuru - Ikolomani Member of Parliament, Bernard Shinali has accused the Jubilee government of deliberately neglecting the western Kenya region in terms of development simply because the region voted for the opposition in the 2013 general election.

Shinali said that it was wrong for President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto to concentrate development projects and government appointments in areas that voted for them.

Speaking in a forum at a Nakuru hotel Tuesday, Shinali said that senior government jobs and big development projects had been concentrated in central and rift valley regions.

“It cannot be that all the mega projects and big government jobs are being given to only two regions. Kenya is one nation and all Kenyans have a constitutional right to be served by the government of the day whether they voted for it or not,” said Shinali.

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He added: “There is no single project that the Jubilee government has initiated in western Kenya since it came to power and as we speak, Mumias Sugar which is our only hope is on its knees and the government does not seem interested in saving it.”

Shinali claimed that the country has become more divided along tribal lines, and that tribalism and negative ethnicity have become the thing of the day under the UhuRuto leadership.

“People used to cry about tribalism and favouritism under the Moi and Kibaki regimes but it has become worse under the Uhuru rule,” he said.

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