Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri has said he will not relent in voicing his opinions about issues that affect country’s’ economic well being and development.

Ngunjiri who was responding to a tirade by President Uhuru Kenyatta after accusing the MP of ‘insulting’ the head of state in public.


On Wednesday, January 29, Ngunjiri said he has never insulted the president but only differed in opinion with the head of state .

“I was shocked to hear the words he was using. He said the I always insult him and he didn’t say the exact words I used to insult him,” said the MP, adding, “ We only differ in opinion when we talk about the economic empowerment of Kenyans.”

The firebrand ally of Deputy President William Ruto accused the president of coming to insult him at his “doorsteps before his wife, children and his residents” adding the president purposely toured the area to bully and insult him.

“ I’m just a leader like him. We had six ballot papers when we were being voted. We were not voted for him to lead and us not to talk. We have to talk about the problems affecting our people,” said Ngunjiri.

Uhuru was speaking during a stopover within the constituency after opening a KSh 5.8 billion cement factory in Salgaa early on Tuesday, January 28.

“ I want to ask you the people of Bahati, are you the people who send him?…because he keeps saying he’s sent by you people of Bahati. Are you the people who send him?” inquired the president in Gikuyu.

The MP was on January 20 grilled by DCI detectives and later ordered to surrender his firearm.

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