Migori county and Kibra slum residents do not appreciate the government’s development efforts, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has said.
Kuria said President Uhuru Kenyatta is not getting the â€œreturn on investmentâ€ for his visits to the Nyanza region.
â€œYou go to Migori, you give them mosquito nets, you are rewarded with shoes. You go to Kibra, you give them toilets, they burn the toilets. You go to Nyanza, you give them something, they say you are bribing them,â€ he said.
“It is only natural to say some people suffer from allergies to eggs and beans while others suffer from allergies to development.”
He spoke during an interview on Citizen TV on Tuesday night, in reference to Uhuru’s most recent visit to Kisumu.
Uhuru attended the silver jubilee celebration of the Catholic archdiocese, during which he urged politicians to emulate the unity of the clergy.
Kuria said the President is bending over backwards to accommodate hostilities from regions perceived to be opposition strongholds.
He asked Uhuru to stop touring regions whose residents do not appreciate his efforts.
â€œIf people do not want development, why should you force it on them?â€ he posed.
Kuria further took issue with two MPs who accused Uhuru and Deputy President William Ruto of trying to divide the Nyanza region using incentives, and undermining Cord leader Raila Odingaâ€™s support base.
Nominated MP Oburu Odinga and Gem MP Jakoyo Midiowo said they do not want development packages that come with hidden motives.