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MP tells Uhuru to keep off coast

01 February 2016, 16:16 John Kioko

Kwale - Msambweni MP, Suleiman Dori has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to apologize to Coastal residents for saying that they did not vote for him during 2013 general election.

This came barely a month after the President expressed the sentiments at Shika Adabu area in Likoni during the issuance of title deeds to
squatters who are living in Waitiki farm.

Speaking during a public function in Gasi area Saturday, Dori said the President has to substantiate the remarks if truly he has
evidence to prove the same.

He noted that it is so unfortunate for a leader who is holding the highest position in the country to issue such reckless comments to
people whom he represents.

“We demand an apology and if the President values people from this region, he should come back and apologize to us by visiting all the six Coast counties without staying at the State House,” he said.

Dori challenged the President to produce a list of people who voted for him as evidence that indeed no one from the region supports his government.

He added that if the President is so bitter then there is no need for him to visit the region but should instead visit people he feels
voted for him overwhelmingly.

“It is so annoying for the President to say that we did not vote for him and if we did not, so what? Then he should not come to the Coast
but stay where he was voted,” he said.

The lawmaker urged President Kenyatta to be mindful of his words in order to avoid contradicting himself and offending people who are
close to him as a friend.

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He said if that is the reason as to why the President did not visit Kwale County during his stay at State House in Mombasa, then
locals will judge him harshly in the next election.

“Kwale people should know that the President did not come here because they did not vote for him if the allegations which are so
discriminating are true,” he said.

Dori was quick to defend his sentiments before government officials who were present at the function saying he is also part of the
national government.

He added that being in the government does not mean that he should keep quiet when things are not going according to the expectations of locals.

“I am also part of national government but where there is a mistake it must be rectified and we must engage each other as Kenyans,” he said.

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