Members of the Tanga Tanga wing of Jubilee had the rugged pulled under their feed by President Uhuru Kenyatta during the Sagana meeting on Friday. It was apparent President Uhuru Kenyatta had carefully chosen his political allies, both elected and non-elected leaders, whom he plans to use to achieve his agenda in the region.
According to a report on The Standard, Tanga Tanga hastily convened a meeting convened by Nderitu Gachagua. Sources who attended the Gachagua lunch date say the team discussed their alleged humiliation by the President and how to counter the same in the coming days.
Besides missing out on speaking slots, the bad chemistry between them and the President’s men was on full display in Sagana. When the President disembarked from the Kenya Air Force chopper, Nyeri leaders were at hand to receive him. There was a hearty handshake for Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga and Kieni MP Kanini Kega.
The elevation of non-elected leaders to play prominent role in the meeting particularly irked them as fear abound that the President was electing to blindside them before pulling a political blow on them.In his speech, the President repeatedly rolled over their grievances on them, saying they too were elected but had chosen to focus on the non-essentials of politics. He gave indication that they had failed to even draw his attention to real issues.
“I cannot comprehend why the President decided to work with people who are not elected. Why was the area MP not given a chance to speak if for sure this meeting was to bring leaders from Mt Kenya together? Why treat leaders with contempt in their own area?” MP Kimani Ngunjiri posed.