Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday dismissed assertions that the Jubilee administration is irritated by criticism on its mode of operations.
He said the government does not view criticism as enmity but as a means of correcting the areas it has gone wrong.
“We are ready to receive constructive criticism but Kenyans should not also hesitate to commend us for the areas we have done better on matters of development.”
Ruto spoke during a meeting with Jubilee and Nasa leaders from Kakamega, Bungoma and Trans Nzoia counties at his Karen office.
The meeting was meant to discuss development projects in the said regions among them roads, health and water ventures.
Expansion of Kakamega airstrip, improvement of roads, revival of industries such as Mumias Sugar, water, education, and administration was discussed.
MPs Eseli Simuyu (Tongaren), John Waluke (Sirisia), Ferdinand Wanyonyi (Kwanza), Wafula Wamunyinyi (Kanduyi), Janet Nangabo (Trans Nzoia), James Lusweti (Kabuchai), Catherine Wambilianga (Bungoma), Didmus Barasa (Kimilili), and Moses Mabonga (Bumula) attended.
Also present were Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East), Justus Kizito (Shinalu), Bernard Shinali (Ikolomani), Tindi Mwale (Butere), Christopher Aseka (Kwisero), Emmanuel Wangwe (Navakholo), Malulu Injendi (Malava), Johnstone Naicca (Mumias West), Elsie Muhanda (Kakamega), and Justus Murunga (Matungu).
The legislators said they have resolved to put aside their political differences and take a common stand in addressing problems facing their constituents.
Ruto said political competition is not enmity adding that it happens in a season and should not hinder leaders from serving Kenyans.