Bahati Member of Parliament Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri has spoken about President Uhuru Kenyatta’s alleged plans that he wants to transfer the remains of his father, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta to their home in Gatundu, Kiambu County.
On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, Ngunjiri took to his social media page and posted a message claiming that President Uhuru’s plans to transfer the remains of his father to Gatundu are misinformed.
“I have seen you are organizing to remove your late father from the place he was buried, you want to take him home. I don’t know what your uncles and other people are telling you, they hate President Kenyatta. The late President Kenyatta is your father but he is owned by the country, he should remain where he is lying so that we can remember the freedom fighters who fought for this country,” Ngunjiri stated.
The first President of Kenya was buried within the environment of National Assembly following his demise on August 22, 1978.
During the 41st memorial service of the late founding father of the nation that took place in 2019 at the All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi County, the Head of State announced the end of public commemoration of the death of the his father.
“As President, I have consulted the family of the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and we have agreed that this is going to be the last celebration of Mzee in this manner, we shall each celebrate him as we remember him,” Uhuru announced, noting that the family will onwards hold private commemorations.
The Tangatanga Member of Parliament who is allied to Deputy President William Ruto also accused the President Uhuru of dividing the country ahead of the 2022 general elections.
The Bahati legislator further accused the Head of State of creating rift with his Deputy after he called for his resignation ahead of 2022 presidential election.
Ngunjiri alleged that president Uhuru’s handshake with ODM party leader Raila Odinga ruined his relationship with DP Ruto.
“The problem we have was created by you, you have never told Murathe and those people to stop abusing the Deputy President. The problem lies with you,” Ngunjiri stated.