President Kenyatta snubs Governor Kabogo during his Kiambu tour
14 April 2016, 08:01
Kiambu - Kiambu County leaders were left in a shock after they were denied a chance to speak during a tour by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday.
Governor William Kabogo, Senator Kimani Wamatangi and MPs including controversial Kabete lawmaker Ferdinand Waititu, who has been having a feud with Kabogo and Moses Kuria of Gatundu South among others, were not given an opportunity to address members of the public.
President Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto spent the whole day traversing Kiambu County, where they launched several development projects and addressed jubilant members of the public at road side meetings.
Uhuru and Ruto first addressed members of the public first at Gatundu market before making their way Gatundu level 4 Hospital, where they opened a new hospital wing and an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) wing with 14 beds.
The duo who were accompanied by local leaders then made their way to Theta area, where they commissioned Theta Dam in Kiambu County, this after addressing meetings at Kiganjo and Mundoro trading centers in Kiambu County.
The head of state early this year said the infighting between Governor Kabogo and Waititu, who has declared interest in the County gubernatorial seat and other local leaders is the reason why he rarely visits the County which is also his home.
Speaking to journalists, MPs Alice Nganga (Thika town) and Irungu Kangata (Kandara) said they had no problem for being denied a chance to speak and the media should not blow the issue out of proportion.
“President Kenyatta is at home. Kiambu is his home County and he knows the problems bedeviling the region. If we spoke we could only be repeating what he already knows being a local,” explained Ms Ng’ang’a.
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