Kitui Senator David Musila and Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze have received sharp criticism on social media after they were quoted lauding President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government for “the good work it has done to transform lives of Kenyans especially the youth and women.”
In bare knuckled posts, most Whatsapp users opposed to the two leaders unreservedly termed them Jubilee moles in Kitui County, a perceived Opposition stronghold.
Their sentiments that the residents should return the favour and reward the current regime in the August elections have also earned the duo further savage attacks on most political Whatsapp groups.
The two spoke last Friday when they joined Youth and Gender Affairs CS Sicily Kariuki as she launched the NYS youth Empowerment Program in Kitui.
They advised Kitui people to shun party politics as well as empty rhetoric and instead vote for leaders who have delivered towards bettering their livelihoods.
“If someone (read President Uhuru Kenyatta) has performed as expected then it will be prudent to return the favour at the ballot so that you they can continue with the good work,” said Nyenze who is also the National Assembly Minority Leader.
“Time when we elected people courtesy of parties is long gone. If someone proves to be worth your votes just elect them whether independent candidates or not,” said Musila who, after losing Wiper nominations to Governor Julius Malombe, ditched the party to gun for Kitui governorship as an independent candidate.
Reached for comment, Senator Musila however dismissed the allegations that he has joined Jubilee and reaffirmed his independent candidacy.
He said he joined CS Kariuki to witness the State’s commitment to empower young people and women in the county and argued that it was not a question of rooting for Jubilee or not but giving credit where it is due.