In Summary
  • The leaders said a section of politicians are out to paint the succession debate as a fight pitting Mt Kenya and Rift Valley regions against each other.
  • The leaders said that the President had initiated development projects in the region, and that if they are aggrieved, the leaders should use other channels "that show respect and decorum."

Former presidential candidates Peter Kenneth and Martha Karua on Wednesday led leaders from Mt Kenya in castigating legislators from the region whom they accused of disrespecting President Uhuru Kenyatta.

In a statement, the leaders said that there was a plot to sabotage the March 9 handshake between President Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga as well as the government's fight against corruption.

"We are treading on very dangerous ground here. The president's anger on those saying there was no development was only directed at leaders who have been misled, " Ms Karua said.

The leaders said that the President had initiated development projects in the region, and that if they are aggrieved, the leaders should use other channels "that show respect and decorum."

"Development projects are laid out through Parliament, and the Executive implements what has been passed. We want to ask those MPs to go back to the House and make sure it happens as they want," said Mr Kenneth.

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