President Uhuru Kenyatta lost his cool at a public event in Mombasa on Monday, as he dismissed ‘washenzi’ rebels in his Jubilee party who should leave him alone.
The president seemed irked by criticism from Jubilee MPs who have expressed displeasure at the lack of development projects in the party’s strongholds.
Gatundu South MP has been the face of rebellion in Mt Kenya region over claims that President Kenyatta’s government has neglected the area that overwhelmingly voted for him.
Mr Kuria openly accused the President of ignoring the region and focusing on developing areas that voted the opposition.
“As we enter 2019, you (voters) must think … our responsibility is not just to vote and after voting, we (the government that we form) take development to other regions. That kind of nonsense must stop,” he said at Thika Stadium on New Year.
Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri also exhibited rare rebellion during a bare-knuckled press conference over the weekend.
But in his response on Monday, President Kenyatta went ham on leaders who think development should go to the people from the region where a leader comes from.
“Hao washenzi waniache, every Kenyan deserves development,” he said in Mombasa.