Nakuru leaders have condemned an incident in which Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika and Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria were denied access to a function officiated by President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Rift Valley Regional Headquarters office in Nakuru on Tuesday.
Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika on Tuesday said she was blocked from attending a function in Nakuru that was presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kihika, in a post on Facebook, said she was blocked, together with Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria, from the function in which the President was to issue title deeds to locals.
According to the Senator allied to Deputy President William Ruto, they were blocked from attending the function that was held at the Rift Valley regional headquarters in Nakuru county following orders from above.
And addressing media in Nakuru on Wednesday morning, the leaders led by Bahati MP Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri termed the move unfortunate and disrespect for the duo who are also members of the ruling Jubilee party.
Ngunjiri who is also the Chairperson Nakuru County Legislators Caucus said such a move to bar elected leaders from accessing state functions was uncalled for if indeed the government means it in the spirit of handshake and Building Bridges Initiative.
He said it was wrong for the government to talk of Building Bridges yet at the same was causing divisions among Kenyans as well as elected leaders.
The vocal Nakuru Legislator also taking an issue with the people who organized such a function to be held at the Rift Valley Regional Headquarters instead of Afraha stadium of Nakuru statehouse grounds where every Nakuru resident could attend instead of the function being left for a few.
“We saw the President was here in Nakuru yesterday but the organizers decided to take him at the PC’s parking yet we have Afraha stadium and even statehouse ground. They also went ahead to block Senator Kihika and MP Gikaria yet these are elected leaders who fought for the title deeds” said Ngunjiri.
Sources have it that Senator Kihika and MP Gikaria were blocked accessing the meeting following their continued close association with Deputy President William Ruto.
PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Bahati MP Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri addressing media in Nakuru on Wednesday 15 Jan,2020.