Nakuru leaders have condemned the incident in which Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika and Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria were denied access to a function officiated by President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Rift Valley Regional Headquarters office in Nakuru on Tuesday.
Kihika, in a post on Facebook, said she was blocked, together with Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria, from the function in which the President was to issue title deeds to locals.
According to the Senator allied to Deputy President William Ruto, they were blocked from attending the function following orders from above.
Addressing the media in Nakuru on Wednesday morning, the leaders led by Bahati MP Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri termed the move unfortunate and disrespectful for the duo who are also members of the ruling Jubilee party.
Ngunjiri who is also the Chairperson of Nakuru County Legislators Caucus said such a move to bar elected leaders from accessing state functions was uncalled for.
He said it was wrong for the government to talk of Building Bridges yet it was causing divisions among Kenyans and elected leaders.
The vocal Nakuru legislator also complained that the function was only left for a few as it was organised in a venue where not many could attend.
“We saw the President was here in Nakuru yesterday but the organizers decided to take him at the PC’s parking yet we have Afraha stadium and even statehouse ground. They also went ahead to block Senator Kihika and MP Gikaria yet these are elected leaders who fought for the title deeds,” Ngunjiri said.
Sources have it that Senator Kihika and MP Gikaria were blocked from accessing the meeting following their continued close association with Deputy President William Ruto.