Embakasi West MP: Sorry for what I posted on Facebook
Embakasi West Member of Parliament Hon. George Theuri was forced to apologize to his constituents for an “offensive” post while responding to a query from a resident of Umoja estate.
A certain Mwana A Musyimi had posted a picture of a dilapidated water-logged road in the neighborhood and captioned it: Hon. Theuri, this is Umoja 1 P.
But the youthful first-time legislator rubbished the query with a casual comment.
“This is a county govt road you know who to ask,” he wrote and later added: “I thought I was not employed alone there is someone else you employed to forward your concern to the county govt…..I cannot forward both to national govt and county……..I stand to be corrected my boss.”
That remark seemed to anger a number of residents who demanded that the MP takes responsibility for development issues in the area.
“Mheshimiwa, that was a concerned resident and I think that’s not the right way to respond. Isn’t campaign motto ‘tutajenga mabarabara’ the norm on the lips (sic)??? Correct us if we are wrong too but I think that’s a genuine concern. Otherwise, kudoz for the jobo uv done soo far,” D’wayne Edd III wrote.
“When someone asks a question means that he was up the wall n felt like this is the only person he can ask maybe since he doesn’t know who’s who in the ward. Some peoples answers though leaves a lot to be desired,” Felister Kinyanjui said.
These reactions compelled Theuri to retract his earlier comment.
“Hapo sawa bro I appreciate and sorry guys if I sounded rude….. kila mtu awajibike na responsibility aliyopewa na raia,” he wrote