KANU, ODM officials in North Rift tell off President Uhuru's critics

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi welcomes former Prime Minister Raila Odinga when he visited former president Daniel Arap Moi in Kabarak on 12-4-2018. [Photo: David Kanda]
Politicians in the North Rift yesterday told off a section of legislators for criticising President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The leaders who held a joint press briefing in Eldoret said the MPs have no moral authority to speak against the the President, who is currently leading the fight against corruption.

They said the sentiments expressed by the leaders were personal and not a representation of the views of their constituents.

Elgeyo Marakwet Kanu chairperson Paul Kibet said people in his county are contented with the measures taken by President Kenyatta in fighting graft.

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“Kenyans want answers not rhetoric from leaders who are afraid of the outcome of investigations targeting corrupt individuals,” said Mr Kibet.

He wondered why the leaders from Rift Valley were training their guns on Uhuru while at the same time, requesting for development projects.

“When investigating agencies want to probe and let the citizens know how their taxes are utilised, some leaders are busy pointing fingers at the President,” Kibet said.

David Chepsiror, Kanu chairperson in Uasin Gishu, maintained that the war against graft must be fought by all means.

Jittery leaders

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“Why we seeing leaders jittery yet Uhuru are has not mentioned or linked them to graft," said Mr Chepsiror.

"They should let Directorate of Criminal Investigations and Office of Public Prosecutions do their work.”

Kipkorir Menjo the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party National Devolution Secretary said the leaders should have used their positions to provide solutions to the ailing grain sector instead of targeting the President.

“At the moment, farmers are waiting for fertilizer so that they can plant maize but the leaders are quiet about that issue.

"They are now crying foul saying their community is being targeted with corruption claims, and not addressing issues that affect citizens.”

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Tom Murgor, of ODM, said the leaders are currently hitting at the presidency in a plan to gain political capital.

He said the leaders want to pull down the spirit of the handshake. MPs, Oscar Sudi (Kapseret) and Caleb Kositany (Soy) on Tuesday took a swipe at Uhuru for sidelining Ruto.

They attacked Uhuru saying his dalliance with Raila Odinga has created disquiet in government.[Silah Koskei]

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