Bahati MP Ngunjiri leads protests in Nakuru over Uhuru’s ‘washenzi’ comment

Bahati MP Ngunjiri leads protests in Nakuru over Uhuru's 'washenzi' comment
Kimani Ngunjiri-led protests in Nakuru following president Kenyatta's salvo on leaders who were criticizing him. Photo: Arap Karuri/Facebook

In Summary

  • Outspoken MP Kimani Ngunjiri has staged a protest in Nakuru town decrying Uhuru's 'washenzi' comments
  • Ngunjiri who was flanked on the side by a smattering of area residents previously called on Uhuru Kenyatta to resign if the burden of leading the country was too much
  • While commisioning a project in Mombasa a visibily irritated head of state said that his legacy was etched on countrywide development and not just in his home turf.

Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri on Tuesday led protests in Nakuru town decrying President Uhuru Kenyatta’s “Washenzi” comment.

Ngunjiri was flanked by a smattering of youth who were wearing T-Shirts with the message; Mimi ni Mshenzi, Je wewe Mwanakenya? ( I’m an Idiot, what about you)

Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri leads protests in Nakuru town decrying president Kenyatta’s harsh salvo on leaders who were criticizing him. Photo: Arap Karuri./Facebook

The outspoken MP had on Sunday, January 6 asked the President to resign if he was tired of leading the country.

Addressing journalists in Nakuru, Ngunjiri said President Kenyatta had neglected “his people,” adding that the Kikuyu community continues to suffer under the Jubilee administration.

The MP was decked in a tee shirt emblazoned with a message; Mimi ni Mshenzi, Je wewe? ( I am an idiot, what about you fellow Kenyan? Photo: Arap Karuri/Facebook

His comments, in a video widely shared on social media, had come shortly after Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria claimed that President Kenyatta was neglecting the Central Kenya region while favouring other parts of Kenya.

President Uhuru Kenyatta while commisioning projects in Mombasa asked leaders who were criticizing him to leave him alone. Photo: Facebook/Arap Karuri

Kuria claimed that Central Kenya, despite being loyal to Kenyatta, was lagging in matters development as compared to other counties.

After the week-long debate that saw Moses Kuria offer an apology, Kenyatta, while touring the coast region, said that his legacy was based on bringing countrywide development as opposed to his home turf alone.

“I am not a person who is easily scared… Those going around playing petty politics I want to tell them this. We will not launch development projects based on which region a leader comes from. We want all 45 million Kenyans to benefit, we want all corners of this country to grow,” said Kenyatta during the commissioning of the Mama Ngina waterfront regeneration project.

He added: “We want a country where every single citizen is entitled to development regardless of where the leader comes from. Kwa hivyo hao washenzi waachane na mimi…


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