Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo on Wednesday night dismissed apparent rumblings among a section of politicians in the larger Mt Kenya region.
Kabogo observed that the politicians expressing discomfort over alleged neglect by the head of state were plainly a frustrated lot.
He went on to note that some of the remarks made by the leaders could only originate from an embittered mind as opposed to actual expression of the people's interests.
"Those are frustrations I believe; people get frustrated, burst out and start saying things that probably they will not say unless they are frustrated," he told Jeff Koinange in an interview with Citizen TV on Wednesday.
Kabogo attributed the discomfort and frustrations to the shift in the country's politics. He disclosed that a number of politicians could have been paid to attack rivals and speak ill of antagonising sides but were now irrelevant.
"There people who earn money by going to insult the other side but now there is no side to insult; that is the only way they make money. Another thing is relevance; people want to be relevant by making such utterances," said Kabogo.
He backed President Uhuru in reprimanding politicians who had accused him of sidelining his home area in matters development.
This is after Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria claimed that the region was blindly voting while development projects were directed elsewhere.
President Uhuru appeared angered by the remarks, terming leaders with a similar opinion as 'washenzi', a remark Kabogo endorsed on Wednesday night.
"Those who were called ‘washenzi’ wanted to push it over and make it look like it is the public that was being referred to as ‘washenzi’ but you have seen the ‘washenzi’," noted Kabogo.
He advised that since county governments are allocated resources by the national government, they should entirely take the blame for lagging behind in matters development.
In his view, the counties should be in charge of the development. It shouldn’t matter who the president is for a region to experience the desired development.