Trouble maker?Uhuru Rift tour failed, says Keter


Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter Wednesday claimed President Kenyatta’s visit to the Rift Valley achieved nothing.

He said the President failed to explain the alleged biased appointments in government as demanded by URP.

And after he openly criticised the President and Deputy President William Ruto at the first rally in Eldoret town on Monday, Mr Keter was asked to stay away from the front row at Kapkatet Stadium, the venue of the President’s second meeting.

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“They asked me to stay away from the front seats. They did not want me to speak again. So I decided to sit deep inside dais,” the MP said.

Addressing the Press in Nairobi, the first-time legislator who has been fronting a lone ranger rebellion against the President’s handling of URP, said answers expected from the Mr Kenyatta on some of the issues raised were not forthcoming.

“Our people are getting worried because in the third tier presidential appointments made so far he only picked individuals whose support for his party is obvious, so we are asking when will he start appointing our professionals to these positions?” Mr Keter posed.

He cited the appointments of Mr Joseph Kinyua as the Chief of Staff and Head of Public Service, Mr John Mututho as Nacada chairman, Mr Joseph Kaguthi as chairman of the Committee on Nyumba Kumi, Mr Lee Kinyanjui as Kenya Road Safety Authority chairman and Mr Njee Muturi as Solicitor General as some of the appointments URP members were unhappy about.

Nandi and Kipsigis leaders who met the President at the Eldoret State Lodge on Monday and Litein DC’s office on Tuesday asked him to consider the region for top government

Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter. He claimed on Wednesday that President Kenyatta’s visit to the Rift Valley achieved nothing. PHOTO/FILE

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