Gatundu MP Moses Kuria has hinted on why Central Kenya people are unhappy with the government, despite the president coming from the region.
Speaking during an interview on Citizen TV on Tuesday, Kuria said people from Central are unhappy with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration because they are not ‘seeing’ development.
“People from the region where I come from are very angry with this government. They are saying that they are not seeing development and the government is coming up with policies that are hurting them,” said Kuria.
The MP legislator critised leaders from the region who he accused of engaging too much in politics, and not in development projects.
He wants issues from the other 41 communities to be given priority, adding that Central leaders had repeatedly met the president over the region’s problems.
The lawmaker said the president’s anger came from the way MPs allied to Tangatanga were conducting themselves.
“I have a problem with how the Tangatanga team is executing their version of the solution and I think that is where the anger of the president is coming from,” he said.
“You find first-time MPs moving from Mt Elgon to Mandera to Garissa the whole day. Even if you move from one place to another, are you really solving the problems affecting your people?”
Instead of traversing the country, Kuria urged MPs in Tangatanga to visit relevant offices to push for solutions.
Kuria’s sentiments were echoed by Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu.