In Summary
  • The member of parliament led youths in a march on Kenyatta Avenue as they shouted "Mimi ni mshenzi (I am a fool)."
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta earlier dismissed as washenzi, people who who “think development should go to the people where a leader comes from” should be ashamed of themselves".
  • The MP warned that the head of State's close association with Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga will cause his followers to abandon him.
  • He asked the President not to sideline DP William Ruto following their pact in 2013.

Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri on Tuesday led a peaceful demonstration in Nakuru town in protest against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s dismissal of politicians saying he has ignored the Mt Kenya region.

The member of parliament led youths in a march on Kenyatta Avenue as they shouted "Mimi ni mshenzi (I am a fool)."

MOVEMENT

In Mombasa on Monday, the President dismissed as washenzi, people who who “think development should go to the people where a leader comes from” should be ashamed of themselves".

And now MP Ngunjiri has launched what he calls the Washenzi Movement, which he said will show the President the mood of Kenyans who feel neglected after voting for him in large numbers during the 2017 general election.

“We have launched this movement to show the President that 8.2 million voters are not fools. The people who voted for him are disappointed by the direction he is taking," he said.

Mr Ngunjiri further said he was disappointment with Mr Kenyatta for what he termed a calculated move to sideline Deputy President William Ruto. Mr Ruto wants to succeed Mr Kenyatta when he finishes his second and final term.

ODINGA TIES

The MP warned that the head of State's close association with Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga will cause his followers to abandon him.

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