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We are sorry, Governor Tolgos apologizes to Uhuru

Sheppernard N. Mosomi
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Elgeyo-Marakwet governor Alex Tolgos with President Uhuru Kenyatta. [Source/Tolgos Facebook]

Few days after a section of Elgeyo-Marakwet County MPs accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of a plot to stop construction of Kimwarer and Arror dams, area Governor Alex Tolgos has apologised on behalf of the county over the remarks.

The MPs - Daniel Rono (Keiyo South), Kangogo Bowen (Marakwet East), William Kisang (Marakwet West) and Elgeyo-Marakwet Woman Representative Jane Kiptoo - warned that they would organise demonstrations against the government. 

But on Monday, the second term Jubilee governor insisted the MP's remarks did not emanate from the people of Elgeyo-Marakwet, adding that investigative agencies should do their work to ascertain who could have swindled Sh21 billion.

DCI George Kinoti said at least Sh21 billion had been paid to the contractor but nothing had so far been done on the ground. Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich was grilled last week over his role in payments.

“On behalf of the people of Elgeyo-Marakwet, we sincerely apologise to the head of State over political utterances by four MPs and a handful of MCAs, purporting to be speaking on behalf of the people on the ongoing investigations," he told Daily Nation.

"The rants do not in any way represent the views of the great people of Elgeyo Marakwet and its political leadership."

The county boss said the lawmakers ought to have shown the President more respect instead of issuing threats through the media.

Mr Tolgos also defended the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, adding that if the MPs thought it sabotage's DP Ruto's chances of being president, they should have used a right mechanism to handle the matter.

“If the MPs were irked by perceived differences between the President and DP William Ruto, owing to the handshake between the President and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, they ought to have relaxed instead of ranting because Jubilee has mechanisms of resolving disputes," he said.

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