A section of leaders from the Ukambani region, who backed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s reelection have decried being abandoned and sidelined when it comes to government jobs.
The leaders pointed a blaming finger at president Uhuru, saying that he has abandoned them despite their unending campaigns they mounted for him in the region during last year’s general polls.
The leaders, through their leader and former Member of Parliament, Kisoi Munyao asked the head of state to reconsider them and offer them at least a viable chance of remain politically relevant.
“We chose to stand with the President fully aware of the political consequences because we believed in the Jubilee manifesto. We braved untold hostility from our competitors, who accused us of betraying the community’s political cause,” Munyao said.
The leaders include former lawmakers Joe Mutambu, Katemi Makenga, Itwiku Mbai, John Munuve, Regina Ndambuki and Gideon Ndambuki.
The leaders also said that it is unfortunate that they have nothing to smile about despite having mounted strong campaigns to ensure Uhuru wins the seat.
Their Western counterparts on the other hand, also echoed the same sentiments following the appointment of different senior government officials,yet they were not represented.
The sentiments of the leaders come at a time when leaders across the nation have continued to elicit mixed reactions concerning the Mau eviction.
Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and other leaders confronted the commander in charge of the eviction causing a stir.