President Uhuru Kenyatta Attacks Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi During Coast Visit

Barely a day after hurling abusive words during a verbal altercation with Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok, President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday took a swipe at Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi during a public event in Witu, Lamu County.

In his address, Mr Kenyatta sharply criticised the ODM Governor who had previously warned him and his deputy William Ruto against taking credit for projects they were scheduled to commission at the Coast.

According to Kingi, Kenyatta and Ruto had formed the habit of bragging about donor-funded projects that in the end turn to be a burden for taxpayers.

However, the Head of State dismissed the Governor stating that 'there were people with eyes but refuse to see'.

"Watu wanatembea, wana macho na hawaoni, wana masikio na hawasikii. Anaweza aje ona barabara inajengwa asimame aseme hakuna lolote ambalo ameona Jubilee imefanya? Na barabara ile ametumia ni ile ile tu inajengwa na serikali ya Jubilee (People are moving around...they have eyes but they cannot see, they have ears but cannot hear. How can someone see a road being constructed then stand and say that there is nothing the Jubilee Government is doing? Yet that same person has used the same road the Jubilee administration is constructing)?" the President posed.

The Head of State further castigated the Opposition leaders accusing them of propagating retrogressive politics marred with abuses.

"While the Opposition has expended its energy spreading propaganda, lies and preaching divisive politics, Jubilee has been working and implementing development projects to uplift lives of all Kenyans," he mentioned.

DP Ruto, who had accompanied Kenyatta, urged Kilifi residents to question their Governor on where the funds for developments had gone to.

"Let the Governor tell you where those huge financial resources that are allocated annually go," he said.

During his tour, he launched the Sh1.5 Billion Sabaki – Marekebuni – Majengo – Marafa road and the Sh2.3 Billion Kakuyuni-Gongoni and Kakuyuni-Kilifi pipeline project that will provide water to over 300,000 residents.

He also inspected the progress of the construction of the Sh 4.2 Billion  Malindi – Kakoneni – Sala Gate road.

This was not the first time the President has been put on the spot for taking credit for projects funded by the World Bank in the Coastal region.

In January, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho publicly told off Mr Kenyatta for seemingly hijacking various projects in his County.

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