Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri has responded to President Uhuru Kenyatta just hours after the latter reprimanded the lawmaker for insulting him.
Ngunjiri expressed his disappointment, accusing the President of stooping too low by engaging in local politics.
The outspoken MP dared the President to explain in what way he has shown disrespect to him.
“I’m in a big shock that the President could come all the way from Nairobi to insult me, saying that I’ve been abusing him. Let him tell Kenyans the insults I uttered to him.
“I’ve been saying the truth without sugarcoating it. If you have not delivered on your promises, do you expect us to massage you? We must say it because these people will hold us accountable if we fail to do so,” Ngunjiri told Inooro FM this morning, 29th January.
The MP claimed that the President promised his people infrastructure development projects, but none had started.
He told the President that he might end up soiling his reputation if he will not accept to be corrected, and also keep his promises.
Ngunjiri said that if it were not for him, the head of state would have been jeered, but he told his constituents to express their anger in a low-keyed manner.
“If I took that microphone the President would have learnt that I’m more popular than him in Bahati. I would put him to shame in the whole country,” Ngunjiri said.
On Tuesday evening, 28th January, the President warned the MP against insulting him, saying he should focus on developing his area.
“I came here to know if you sent your MP to abuse me in the media. I’m sure he has not done his work, but he is concentrating on mine. Remember he also has money.
“I’m not his child for him to keep directing his anger at me. You should warn him because this is not what you elected him to do,” an angry President said.
This is the fouth time the President is directly hitting at the Tangatanga faction of Jubilee Party that is allied to Deputy President William Ruto.
The MPs have accused him of being a bad president, who cannot keep his promises.
The bone of contention is the 2022 succession politics, in which they claim the President promised to support his deputy, but he has apparently drifted away from it.
This follows a political pact he made with opposition leader Raila Odinga, which appears to be shaping the discourse on the 2022 General Election.