Mudavadi Tells Off Uhuru Visit: Too Late

According to the Kenya Kwanza co-principal, the region is not on the President's priority list.

Musalia Mudavadi, leader of the Amani National Congress, has chastised President Uhuru Kenyatta for his visit to western Kenya.

Mudavadi said in a statement on Wednesday that the region will not fall for the head of state’s ruse of visiting the region with ‘goodies.’

“Mr President, your visit to western in the final week of your tenure, with purported goodies is a ploy the people of the region will not buy,” he said.

According to the Kenya Kwanza co-principal, the region is not on the President’s priority list.

He went on to say that it was in this region that some Western leaders decided to back his deputy, William Ruto.

“It’s clear the region has been at the bottom of your priority list and therefore the region’s resolve to vote for William Ruto is cemented!”

Mudavadi’s remarks come a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta toured a section of the western region to inaugurate completed projects undertaken by his government.

The President also made time to campaign for his preferred successor, Raila Odinga, the presidential candidate of Azimio la Umoja.

At least eight universities have received charters from Uhuru, including two from the western region: Kaimosi Friends University in Vihiga and Alupe University in Busia. The drill was held at the Kakamega State Lodge.

He also granted charters to Tom Mboya University (Homa Bay), Tharaka University (Tharaka Nithi), Lukenya University (Makueni), Zetech University (Kiambu), Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology (Nairobi), and the East African University (Kajiado).

The President also announced a Sh500 million bailout of Nzoia Sugar Factory to compensate farmers and workers for arrears.

Uhuru has directed Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya to ensure that the Sh450 million owed to farmers is credited to their bank accounts, while the Sh50 million owed to factory workers is paid by Friday this week.