Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has criticised Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and her Nyandarua counterpart Francis Kimemia over their continued attacks on him.

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This comes after the duo on Friday held a press conference alongside Meru Governor Kiraitu Murugi to defend President Uhuru Kenyatta’s development track record in the Mt Kenya region.

On her part, Waiguru noted that there are several development projects which have been initiated in the region and faulted Kuria for insinuating otherwise.

She noted that the President must be respected adding that “they will not sit and watch as the MP disrespects the President and tarnishes the name of Central Kenya leaders".

“On matters of succession, let us not try to get cheap publicity by making careless utterances,” she added.

Her sentiments were reiterated by Kimemia who noted that leaders should stop making public statements when under the influence of alcohol.

“We have to accept his apology but then test that apology with his actions…I think we should stop making comments when we are not taking tea,” said Kimemia.

In his defence, Kuria noted that he had already apologised to the President and Central Kenya leaders and asked them to put the debate to rest and focus on development.

“To fellow leaders in Mt Kenya region. On Thursday 10th January I issued a statement and appealed we now stop this debate and go work for our people. Yesterday some were still continuing with this escalation. More press conferences and personalized attacks will not help our people. Stop it please,” said Kuria in a Facebook post on Saturday.

The debate was sparked off by Kuria on New Year’s Eve after he alleged that Uhuru was launching development projects in other regions in the country but had neglected his home turf.