, BUNGOMA, Kenya, Nov 24 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged the leading Opposition leaders in the country to explain what they achieved for Kenyans for all the years they served in government.
He said four of the most prominent Opposition leaders have more than a 100 years in government shared among them.
He said the Opposition leaders have been serving in very powerful portfolios but have nothing of substance to mention as an achievement.
“Let us be people who speak the truth. When you had an opportunity you did nothing for Kenyans,” said President Kenyatta.
He said the Opposition politicians were being dishonest in their criticism of the Jubilee Government’s development record.
“Do not take Kenyans for fools. Kenyans know that you served in government for many decades but what did you do?” asked President Kenyatta when he addressed a rally at Bukembe, Bungoma County.
He cited local examples including the revival of Nzoia Sugar Company, revival of Panpaper and the award of charter to Kibabiii University to prove the point that Opposition politicians do not care about the real issues affecting Kenyans.
“We injected money into Nzoia and Panpaper. Did this factories start having problems today or years ago when this leaders were in Government? What did they do about it?” posed the President.
The Head of State said those in the Opposition who did not do anything meaningful for Kenyans should give the Jubilee administration a break.
“We have been in office for three years and we have undertaken so much. We do not want the politics of insults and propaganda. We want to serve all Kenyans,” said President Kenyatta.
He addressed another rally in Webuye after touring Panpaper, where he said politicians from Western Kenya will play a major role in running the affairs of the Jubilee Party.
At the rally, the President was joined by 10 MPs from western region who support the Jubilee Party.
The politicians, led by Bungoma Governor Ken Lusaka, said the people of the county appreciate all the developments initiated in the region since President Kenyatta came into office.
Governor Lusaka said the people of Bungoma were fully in support of the Government and its development policies.
“Who was in government when Panpaper was closed? Uhuru was in the Opposition when this factory was shut down and those in the opposition were in government but they did nothing for us,” said MP Ben Washiali.
Sirisia MP John Walukhe said the attempt by ODM to expel legislators for working closely with Jubilee was an effort in futility.
Other MPs who joined the President included Alfred Sambu (Webuye East), Moses Mululu (Malava), Emanuel Wangwe (Navakholo), Dan Wanyama (Webuye West), John Serut (Mt Elgon), David Were (Matungu) and Bungoma Woman Rep Reginalda Wanyonyi among others.