Leaders from Uasin Gishu county have said they wholeheartedly welcome President Uhuru Kenyatta during his tour of development to the county.
The leaders took a swipe at a section of the press for trying to create a rift between State house and the residents of Uasin Gishu and its leadership through unfounded reports.
The Kapseret MP, Oscar Sudi and his Soy counterpart, Caleb Kositany said the commissioning of the Rift Valley textile, Rivatex company whose refurbishment at a cost of Sh.6 billion through the President’s support and funding from the Indian government was a blessing for Uasin Gishu and the country at large.
Speaking during a press briefing at Rivatex on Thursday afternoon, Sudi said it was sad that a newspaper with national circulation was carrying a misleading story on its front pages suggesting President Kenyatta was not welcome to Uasin Gishu or that certain local leaders would be barred from addressing the meeting.
Is the paper insinuating that someone was leaking information from State House? he posed adding that the reopening of Rivatex was a big opportunity to create employment for the youth and should not be politicised.
In his remarks, Kositany said it was not a must that all leaders speak during meeting attended by the President, “we shall accommodate the programme on Friday as presented,” he stressed.
Kositany said State house has clearly stated that the working relationship between the President and his deputy William Ruto was cordial and people should not try to create a nonexistent rift between the two.
By Kiptanui Cherono