Instances of members of parliament and members of county assemblies snubbing government officials when they visit their areas of representation have become so rampant with the most recent one being when ODM legislators from Nyanza boycotted William Ruto’s tour of the South Nyanza region.
The tour was largely criticised by ODM politicians, who claimed Mr Ruto did not invite them as his mission was to advance his 2022 political ambition.
The head of state has now weighed in on the debate and has criticized leaders who try to bar others from visiting their areas of representation. According to the President, anybody who has got the right to visit whichever place he/she wants to push their political agenda.
“Aliye na haja ya kura ana uhuru wa kutembea pande zote za Kenya na aitafute kwa njia ya amani kwa sababu sera zake ndizo zitamuuza…na hiyo ndiyo siasa tunazozitaka,” said the President.
President Uhuru Kenyatta: Aliye na haja ya kura ana uhuru wa kutembea pande zote za Kenya na aitafute kwa njia ya amani kwa sababu sera zake ndizo zitamuuza…na hiyo ndiyo siasa tunazozitaka pic.twitter.com/CY8fsHV6tE
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) November 9, 2018
Ruto has insisted that his visit to Nyanza region was purely development oriented even as the MPs from the region stood their ground that it was politically motivated.
The DP will again be at Governor Obado’s backyard to officially open a technical training institute at Kandege in Kuria East then preside over a fundraiser in aid of over 20 churches in the region tomorrow (Saturday)
According to Kuria East MP Marwa Maisori Kitayama, who is coordinating the visit, the Deputy President will be in the region to “fulfil his promise of officially opening the TTI” besides helping to fundraise.
“Plans to welcome the DP in Kuria are already complete. His visit is a follow-up of a promise he made when he visited the region two months ago. This time, he will be coming to commission the Kendege Technical Training Institute and lead a funds drive for churches in the region,” Mr Kitayama said.
The DP will not launch the much anticipated Isibania-Kehancha-Kegonga-Ntimaru Road, which he said Mr Ruto requested to be pushed to next year.
In his Monday visit to Suna West, Mr Ruto commissioned Muhuru-Suna-Kehancha Road and also launched a street lighting project at Masara.
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