Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika was irked by President Uhuru’s political meeting which went against the COVID-19 containment measures the president announced recently.
In a Twitter rant, Kihika accused Uhuru of impunity for holding a meeting with Maa leaders yet he had banned all political gatherings in the country.
“So [President] Uhuru bans all political meetings and public gatherings of whatever nature in the five counties (Nairobi included). Then host a political gathering and post it on his official page for all to see? Impunity and ‘mtado attitude’ stretched too far? Anyway, mta-do?” wrote Kihika on her Twitter page.
The controversial meeting that Uhuru held at State House was graced by a cross-section of Maa Community leaders led by Environment CS Keriako Tobiko.
Also, in attendance were Devolution PS Charles Sunkuli, his Planning counterpart Saitoti Torome and Narok North MP Moitalel Ole Kenta.
With elders, women and youth leaders in attendance, the congregants discussed the progress of the community and the development projects channeled towards them by Uhuru’s government.
On March 12, President Uhuru banned all political gatherings in the country, revised curfew hours in Nairobi, Kiambu, Machakos, Kajiado and Nakuru.
The five counties were classified as one zone that had been adversely affected by the third wave of the coronavirus disease, hence a cessation of movement was imposed.
This announcement prompted DP William Ruto to announce an pause on his political rallies in the country.
On his twitter account, Ruto said that he will heed to the presidential directive by suspending all his political gatherings.
“The Covid19 infection rates have become a serious source of concern making it necessary for GoK to take remedial measures to manage and contain the pandemic. With the President’s announcement of containment measures, I forthwith suspend all public engagement until further notice,” tweeted William Ruto.