Wajir County Governor has sharply differed with President Uhuru’s handlers who demanded that the president should launch a fully completed tarmac road that was ‘opened’ by the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on 15th August 2015.
President Uhuru’s handlers also wanted him (the president) to open KMTC built by the county government funds. In a show of protest the Governor walked out of a meeting held at a local hotel that was meant to get blessings of local leaders to allow the president ride on county government projects during his tour of the region.
The Governor expressed his desire to see the president deliver fresh new goodies from the National government to the people of Wajir and not just ride on already completed projects some of which the Nairobi government had tried to frustrate.
“President should assure locals of security, better roads and guarantee that locals will not be targeted by security agencies in the pretext of war on terror. We want the government to support local businesses especially livestock industry. Politics of sycophancy will not help our people” a local MP was heard complaining while seconding the governor’s comments.