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Mt Kenya governors come to Uhuru’s defence

Kipchirchir Rop
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Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia (in blue suit) at a past event. [Source/ Governor Francis Kimemia]

A section of Mt Kenya governors led by Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia has come out to defend President Uhuru Kenyatta over allegations of neglecting the region in terms of development.

This comes after Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria accused the Head of State of neglecting the region despite residents rallying behind him in the 2017 polls.

Speaking on Wednesday, Kimemia who is also the chairman of the Central Kenya Economic Block, said Uhuru has been collaborating with governors from the Central region as well as other governors across the country. 

He urged leaders to respect the presidency even as Uhuru rolls out his development agenda. 

“Leaders making malicious statements on the state of inequitable development must understand that you cannot deliver a five-year project in a span of one-year and therefore its abnormal for a section of leaders to mislead the population," said Kimemia, as quoted by the Standard. 

The governor also noted that development projects must be distributed equally across the country, something the Jubilee administration is committed to. 

The county boss further said his Mt Kenya counterparts have their own development plans, which are in line with the President’s Big Four Agenda. 

"As elected leaders from the central region, we have a clear road map of various projects being undertaken in support of the national government while focusing on the big four agenda,” he added.

His sentiments were echoed by Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu who noted that there are several development projects being undertaken in the region.

"We have a caucus for governors in Mt Kenya region and we have been meeting the President and receiving direct support from him," said Waititu.

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