President Uhuru Kenyatta has dismissed those complaining about development in Central Kenya calling them ‘washenzi’.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria had claimed that Uhuru has neglected Central Kenya when it comes to development projects.
The MP’s New Year’s Eve rant went viral, with a section of leaders saying he should go to rehab after appearing to be drunk.
Speaking during the commissioning of Mama Ngina drive in Mombasa county on Monday, Uhuru said his focus is to take development across the country.
“Nitaendelea kuzunguka kila corner ya Kenya na kazi ya maendeleo…kutoka Mombasa hadi Kisumu, Moyale hadi Namanga ..hii siasa ya kusema ya kwamba mtu ametoka mahala fulani ati maendeleo itaelekezwa mahala fulani jamani tuwahe (I will continue to traverse every corner of Kenya, bringing growth and development; from Kisumu, Moyale, up until Namanga. This politics of saying someone comes from such and such a place so development should be made in that region should stop),” he said.
“Every citizen is entitled to development regardless of where the leader comes from kwa hivyo hao washenzi muwachane na mimi (so can the fools leave me alone).”
A stern-talking Uhuru said development will no longer benefit a few individuals in the country.
“Tamaa ya uongozi ni sawa, lakini tamaa ya uongozi haiwezi zidi matatizo na shida ya wananchi. haiwezekani. hakuna nchi itaendelea ikiwa tamaa ya kiongozi ndio inaongoza nchi (The desire for leadership is fine, but it should not be more than the desire to solve citizens’ problems. No country can develop when leaders’ desire for power is what drives it).”