President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday June 2 chaired a Jubilee party Parliamentary Group Meeting at State House, Nairobi.
However, Deputy President William Ruto’s allies came out of the meeting crying foul.
Uhuru is said to have fired a salvo at Ruto allies saying he will fight off any attempts to turn him into a lame-duck president. The insults Tanga Tanga camp have been throwing at the head of state in their meetings came back to haunt them.
The President told the lawmakers that he was privileged with daily briefs about the insults they make in their native languages across the country.
“Some of you have gone as far as saying that I don’t know what I am doing and that they are the ones who have done all the development projects in the country,” Uhuru said.
North Mugirango MP Joash Nyamoko who attended the meeting told a local daily that the President told the lawmakers to desist from early campaigns and respect the institution of the Presidency.
“The President directed us to focus our energies and efforts in ensuring that we collectively deliver on the pledges and promises we made to Kenyans,” Nyamoko said.
But Soy MP Caleb Kositany complained that the meeting was but a monologue.
“It was unfortunate that the President talked to us angrily without giving us an opportunity to air our concerns,” the Jubilee Party deputy secretary general said.
He went on, “It is sad that we had to wait for this meeting for three years only for us to be called and the only agenda is to be insulted.”
He said Uhuru was “visibly angry” and he did not allow anyone else other than Jbilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju and DP Ruto to speak.
“It is a sad day for democracy. None of us talked and he did not state his agenda for us in Parliament,” Kositany said.