Gideon Moi's MCAs Go After Uhuru [VIDEO]

  • Tharaka-Nithi MCAs with KANU leader Gideon Moi (centre) at a Nairobi hotel on October 12, 2018. File
  • Members of the Baringo County Assembly on Thursday, December 5 called a presser in which they criticised President Uhuru Kenyatta.

    The MCAs expressed their displeasure with the fact that the president has in recent times resorted to making addresses in his mother tongue.

    Led by Tenges MCA Silas Tochim, the leaders mentioned incidences when the head of state has spoken in Kikuyu. 

    President Kenyatta speaks during the opening of a clinic built by the Japanese government in Mang'u on December 4
    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks during the opening of a clinic built by the Japanese government in Mang'u on December 4, 2019

    "When you were addressing the Akorino's at Kasarani, you spoke angrily in your mother tongue. Again in Kirinyaga, you addressed the nation in your native language, which is exactly what you did again yesterday (December 4)," Tochim stated.

    He went on to remind the president that he had been elected by all Kenyans and that they were unhappy by the way he was running the affairs of the country.

    Tochim advised the president to take note of his advisors, claiming that they were misleading him on the matter of the BBI.

    The legislator further claimed that he was almost beliving Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria who had suggested that Kenyatta could not see the reality on the ground.

    "You said that some people were opposing the BBI, but that is not right. It is contrary to my observation. Why are you out there ranting and actually people are supporting the document?" the MCA questioned.

    Tochim then turned his attention on the 2022 succession debate, quoting the president's statement where he claimed that only God knew who would be elected.

    He claimed that the head of state was planning to betray his deputy William Ruto, despite having an agreement for each to support the other until they had both ruled the country.

    "You agreed to rule for 10 years and support Ruto for 10 years, we hope you do so as we are with you until your term ends and need you to return the favour by supporting DP Ruto," he concluded.