President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday tactically sent a message to leaders of Tanga Tanga factions who were locked out of his event in Nakuru.

Prior to the event, Nakuru Senator Susana Kihika and Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaya, the host MP, were locked from the event citing orders from above.

Nakuru Senator Susana Kihika and Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaya after being locked out of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s event.

Speaking during the issuing of title deeds at Rift Valley Regional headquarters grounds, the president told off the leaders saying he had no time to entertain empty politicking.

“Hii ni mwaka ya kazi. Wale ambao mambo yao ni kukimbia na kazi yote na ikiwa hajuna kazi mambo yao ni kusimama kupiga siasa waende watafute mikutano yao wapige siasa huko. Tumefika hap dakika 3o iliypita na sasa tumemaliza mkutano,” said the DP.

Loosely translated as; this is the year of work. For those who want to jump on anything and if not, there works becomes politicking at functions such as this should go and look for rallies where they will go and do their politics. We have just arrived here 30 mins ago and already we are done.

Taking to social media to air his frustrations minutes after being locked out, Senator Kihika took a swipe at the move and said it was clear that the building bridges wheels were moving in reverse motion.

In response, Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen urged Senator Kihika to seek consent from the ODM leader Raila Odinga before intending to have a seat at such functions.

“My friend @susankihika you need a bridge to cross over to the meeting. And If you want to get a seat at the BBI table you need to ask Tinga and his MPs for their yellow notes. Do something!” tweeted Murkomen.

The developments came hours after President Uhuru reshuffled his cabinet leading to sacking of CS Mwangi Kiunjuri, who is allied to Deputy President William Ruto.

The president has been cautioning members of his cabinet against indulging into political activities at the expense of serving the public.

Kiunjuri has in the recent times been seen closely with DP Ruto to an extent of urging the Mt Kenya region to support him for his presidential bid come 2022.

During the burial of Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua’s mother, Kiunjuri said the central region had sealed a covenant with DP Ruto since 2013 and urged them to honour the covenant.

Earlier today the area MP Hon Gikaria and I were refused entry into a PUBLIC function where the President will be…

Posted by Susan Kihika on Tuesday, 14 January 2020

 

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