Former Mukwureini Member of Parliament Kabando wa Kabando has told off Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga over his remarks at ODM leader Raila Odinga’s event in Nyeri at the weekend.
Mutahi had told Raila, who was present at the Rware youth meeting, not to keep telling Mt Kenya people about history and instead tell them what is in store for them in his government.
“Do not be deceived by historical events. It is not time to talk about history. It is time to talk about the present and where we are going. We would like to talk about what will impress the people. These people who are sitting here coming from Mount Kenya want to hear what is there in your government for them,” Kahiga intimated.
He went on, “I also would like to know, we have listened to the history and we know. However, we would like to know, if you are given the government, what do you have to offer us?”.
Taking to his Twitter account, Kabando wa Kabando said Kahiga did not speak for all Nyeri County people when he said the post of Deputy President and history are not important.
The former Legislator noted that, ironically, there are many leaders from the Mount Kenya region in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government, yet locals are still suffering.
“Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga didn't speak for Nyeri when he told Raila Odinga that the post of Deputy President and history aren't important, that we want assurance how many cabinet posts Raila will give. Ironically, we have so many Kikuyus in Uhuru's govt yet locals suffering,” said Kabando.
Kabando reminded the first-term Nyeri governor that the Constitution demands a representation of all communities in all appointments to public offices.
He said Kenyans need good governance and eradication of graft as they are industrious.
“He'd know the Constitution demands face of Kenya in all public appointments. We need good governance, #EndGraft to prosper; we're an industrious people,” he added.
Kabando also said they did not mind the position of the Deputy President and advised Mutahi Kahiga not to attend Raila’s meetings if he did not agree with him and his campaign agenda.
He also told him not to misrepresent the collective priority agenda of the people of the region, likening those who do not value history and heritage to a tree without its roots.
“We value our history, our heritage. A people who don't value their history are like a tree without roots,” the irked former MP concluded.