President Uhuru Kenyatta has expressed disappointment and anger at Central Kenya leaders.
According to his close allies, the President has had a change of heart and allowed the region's electorate to make their own decisions as opposed to his prior stance to rely on their leaders to chat the electorate's future.
The President's change of heart, according to his allies led by Nyeri Town Member of Parliament, Ngunjiri Wambugu, was informed by the electorates' opposition of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) that was aimed at uniting the country and ensuring more resources to the counties.Nyeri Town Member of Parliament Ngunjiri Wambugu addresses members of the public during a consultative Building Bridges Initiatives (BBI) meeting at the ACK St. Peters Hall in Nyeri on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
The Nyeri Town MP, on Sunday, September 26, stated that the President felt betrayed by his own people.
"He feels betrayed and frustrated by the very people he believes he wanted to assist by preparing a better future for," noted the vocal legislator, who is also a defender of the President.
"We were with the President somewhere and he said that he finds it hard to forgive some people because the route that they took us through led to the fall of BBI."
The MP said that the Head of State was not happy since his efforts to bring together opposition leaders including Raila Odinga (ODM), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya) and Gideon Moi (KANU) through the BBI were badly affected.
"The President's focus is more on development and building his legacy. Ukienda kumwambia hiyo mambo ya siasa ya mlima, mtakosana (If you go to him with the politics of Mt Kenya, you will not be welcome)," as source close to the President told a local daily.
This comes even as eleven Members of Parliament from the larger Mt Kenya counties including Embu, Kirinyaga, Nyeri, Murang'a, Tharaka Nithi, Meru, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Nairobi and Nakuru committed to back Deputy President William Ruto's presidential bid.
"We have resolved to canvass the agenda of the people we represent on the platform of UDA, a political party we have formed together with other Kenyans from across the nation in a political movement that currently has the support of millions of Kenyans, MCAs, Governors and more than 150 MP's from all corners of the country," the MPs' stated.A Section of Leaders From Mount Kenya Who Declared Support For DP Ruto's Presidential Bid at the Aberdares Cottage on Saturday, September 4. FACEBOOK Kenyans.co.ke
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