Speaking in his native language Kikuyu, the President warned Mt Kenya residents to make a wise decision come 2022 and be wary of leaders who were misleading them.
In what appeared to be an apparent attack on his DP, the President told the residents to focus on improving their lives.
“When the person wakes up in the morning, all they do is tell stories, go to another place the next day and tell stories as well. At what time will that person work, the person seems to be inciting people as well.”
“Young people especially are being lied to, why can’t you tell them to empower you so that you can help yourself instead of relying on handouts?” the President posed.
He advised the residents to listen to both parties but be wise while choosing the next leader.
During his tour, the Head of State moved to address the bad blood between Governor Anne Waiguru, Woman representative Purity Ngirici and Interior Principal Secretary, Karanja Kibicho, asking the three leaders to put aside their differences and work for the people of Kirinyaga.
The three leaders have been at loggerheads with Ngirici vowing to unseat Waiguru in the August 9, 2022 polls. She also seems to enjoy the backing of Kibicho who has since distanced himself from reports that he will also be seeking the county’s top seat.
Speaking during the Citizen TV Day Break show on Tuesday, October 19, nominated Senator Sylvia Kasanga, while referencing the President’s move to address his Mt Kenya backyard in the native language of Kikuyu, noted that the Head of State is leading the country in unprecedented times.
Senator Kasanga added that the President resulted to speaking in Kikuyu owing to the general feeling that he is not appreciated in his backyard despite having been at the helm of the country for the last nine years.
Kasanga stated that the President had a right to be angered as the people of Mt Kenya did not seem to appreciate what he had done for them so far.
“It is not a surprise that the President used his mother tongue to talk to his people. It may be due to frustrations that his people don’t seem to appreciate what the government has done,” she stated.
The President was inspecting the construction of the Ksh8.5 billion Thiba Dam as well as the Ksh2.6 billion Mwea Irrigation Scheme expansion project.
He arrived at the Sagana State Lodge on Monday and will pitch camp in Central Kenya until Wednesday when the Mashujaa Day celebrations will take place at the newly constructed Wang’uru Stadium in Kirinyaga County.