Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has sneered at the organisers of Saturday’s Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) rally at Kinoru Stadium in Meru.
Kuria took to his Facebook page to mock the event for using microphones after a low turn out while terming it as a misuse of public resources.
“One of the problems that the BBI is meant to solve is the misuse of public resources. That’s why I find it contradictory that they had to use a microphone yesterday to address an empty Kinoru stadium. Total misuse of public resources,” he posted.
The vocal MP went on to share a video of a visibly almost empty stadium as the ODM supremo Raila Odinga was addressing the gathering.
A standoff nearly rocked the meeting after Kuria, along with Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen and their supporters stormed out of the venue.
Through a Facebook post, the Gatundu legislator, later on, claimed he was rushing to another meeting.
“In a meeting attended by 100 MPs, 16 Senators, and over 10 governors, why is it a big deal that just one MP and one Senator excused themselves to attend to other duties? After all, the session for MPs and senators to speak was over,” he said.
On his part, Murkomen revealed that the reason he had to leave in a hurry was so that he could catch a lift offered by Kuria.
“Moses Kuria who gave me lift was leaving for another engagement. I had no choice but to follow,” he said in a tweet.
It isn’t true that I stormed out of the Kinoru BBI meeting.Moses Kuria who gave me lift was leaving for another engagement.I had no choice but to follow.I also had parental duties in my children’s school.I apologize that wanachi followed us out of the stadium.We intended Not ✌️ pic.twitter.com/ucopFl7vMS
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) February 29, 2020
The Tangatanga MPs skipped the first and the second BBI forums that took place in Kisii and Kakamega, but attended both the Mombasa and Kitui ones before skipping the Narok edition.
Murkomen said he only skipped the Narok rally after he realised that it was to be used to profile some communities living in Narok and Kajiado counties and that he would attend Meru rally.