Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri has denied claims that he has been bribed by DP William Ruto to criticise President Uhuru Kenyatta’s development record in Central region.
Ngunjiri on Thursday said those making such allegations are political orphans and are using the current turbulence in Jubilee Party to make a political comeback.
He was referring to Narc-Kenya Martha Karua and former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth who on Wednesday hit at the MP saying he was being sponsored to blackmail Uhuru.
“My age and principles do not allow me to be bribed. I’m just waiting to go to heaven although not that quickly and thus the assertions that I have been bribed hold no water. I’m only speaking what my people want me to,” Ngunjiri said on Thursday during an interview at the Star offices in Nairobi.
Both Karua and Kenneth unsuccessfully contested for the Kirinyaga and Nairobi governor’s seat but lost to Anne Waiguru and Mike Sonko respectively.
Ngunjiri and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria have been accusing the President of neglecting the Central region and concentrating on opposition strongholds especially after the Handshake.
“We know there are various projects being done under the CDF and devolution. But what we are demanding is a share from the national cake. Kikuyu’s have been in power for 35 years and if we were to imagine that if the president comes from your region then you have it all, the Kikuyu’s won’t be crying by now,” he added.