President Uhuru Kenyatta read the riot act during a Jubilee Party meeting that drastically angered a faction of Rift Valley MPs.
Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu revealed that after the Tanga tanga group had reportedly become rampant with campaigning, the president convened the meeting in fury.
The President was annoyed with what Ngunjiri referred to as “outright disrespect” as the leaders launched projects with some accorded to as being non-existent.
However, the Tanga tanga leaders claimed that they had been harshly reprimanded by the riot act reading from the President.
“It is in the same meeting where Rift Valley MPs said tulisomewa (we were reprimanded). It is true it happened, but the President was justified and some of us had been waiting for that moment,” Ngunjiri reported to the publication.
The lawmaker further took that opportunity to clarify the exact role of the Kieleweke group which he founded.
“As commonly misinterpreted, I formed the group with the aim of protecting Uhuru’s legacy and not to fight with the deputy president,” Ngunjiri explained.
MP Ngunjiri denied allegations that he was opposing Deputy President William Ruto’s presidency.
“I asked the Tangatanga MPs, how would you feel if as soon as you are elected, you hear your constituency manager is launching non-existent projects in your backyard, even without your knowledge? Isn’t that disrespectful? That is precisely what was happening to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Now, they came bullying me in Nyeri, ostensibly to hold a fundraiser, they put so much focus and attention on me. Actually, I say it’s they who made me,” he argued.