Ndindi Nyoro, the Kiharu MP is on a warpath with President Uhuru Kenyatta for allegedly neglecting members of Kikuyu community and by extension Jubilee Party supporters.
Ndindi said despite members of Kikuyu community waking up on August 26, 2017 to ensure Uhuru was made the president, they were yet to benefit from the Jubilee regime.
The lawmaker who was speaking when he commissioned Gikandu chief’s office on Wednesday, May 6, claimed Uhuru had developed regions where he got little support.
“Those who voted for him in the last election are the ones whose children are being evicted from Dandora area. The people whom we represent are really bitter because they know Uhuru failed them,” he said.
He categorically stated unlike his predecessor Mwai Kibaki, Uhuru had performed dismally and will go down in history as the worst president on matters economy. “The reason we sing praises for Mwai Kibaki is because he performed well in improving economy. We don’t remember his ministers or vice president, we remember him. We remember leaders for what they did while in power,” he stated.
In particular, the Tanga Tanga loyalist wondered why Uhuru maligned Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s name during campaigns only for them to join hands two years later. He further claimed Raila whom Jubilee supporters referred to as a mad man and rejected at the ballot, was enjoying trappings of power as though he helped form the government.
“The people are bitter because you cannot come in 2016 to tell us so and so is a mad man then two years later, he is good that he is capable of doing everything including being a prime minister. These days, we see a lot of development happening in Raila’s backyard,” he added.
While pundits argued politicians allied to Deputy President William Ruto were looking to Kikuyus against Uhuru, claims of neglect started soon after the 2018 handshake between him and Raila. In December 2018, an apparently tipsy Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria indirectly attacked Uhuru for considering other regions and neglecting his home county of Kiambu.
“We cannot be voting politicians into power and they take development projects elsewhere. We should stop that nonsense. Water, roads and electricity projects are opened in other areas,” he said.
The lawmaker later on regretted his well-intentioned new year speech which he insisted was targeted at Kiambu county leadership had been misinterpreted by politicians keen to resuscitate dying careers. In his response on January 7 2019, the Head of State asked the critics to leave him alone so he can concentrate on building a united and prosperous Kenya.
“Hao washenzi waachane na mimi (Those idiots should leave me alone),” the president, who was accompanied by Opposition leader Raila Odinga, Governor Ali Hassan Joho and several other leaders, said amid applause.