Former Kajiado Senator Peter Mositet has blamed certain individuals in government for forcing governor Joseph Lenku on the people of Kajiado in 2017.
Mositet who spoke in the Oloosuyian area of Kajiado claimed all was well in the county until 2017 when “someone in Jubilee” forced Lenku down the throats of the electorate.
Speaking while campaigning for former governor David Nkedianye’s election, Mositet claimed the governor has allegedly messed up with the county’s economy.
“He is now bribing people from Nairobi with the county resources to get another endorsement. This time around the people of Kajiado will not fall prey again. We shall call upon the EACC after August 9 to investigate Lenku’s expenditure on the billions he received as equitable funds from the national treasury in the last five years,” claimed Mositet.
The former senator also alleged that the mortality rate in public hospitals in the county, is on the rise, as money meant for public health is being expended to fund “political brokers from Nairobi” to endorse the governor’s re-election bid.
On the other hand, governor Lenku claims he implemented more projects than former governor Nkedianye.
“We have built roads, hospitals, and even introduced the Mbuzi Moja Maisha Bora program to help our people access medical care,” says Lenku.
Nkedianye, who had accompanied Mositet at Oloosuyian, claimed Lenku messed up all the county government systems he had put in place before the 2017 general election.
“We were on the right track until the system at the time pushed Lenku down our throats. The services that were provided in our hospitals were run down. The roads were messed up. I left Kitengela and other urban towns of Kajiado receiving clean water from Nairobi, and now see what is happening,” lamented Nkedianye.
Nkedianye claimed Lenku’s arrogance in addressing the people who supported his election as snakes will eat into his votes and asked him to pack up in readiness of handing power to him after the August 9 general election.
“In 2017, I was unwanted by the state. It is now my turn in Jubilee as he handles the red-hot end of the burning rod now. He cannot call the voters snakes and sleep comfortably, no, he must go,” said Nkedianye on Thursday in a telephone interview.
Early in the week, Lenku on a talk show on the Mayian FM claimed he had referred to Nkedianye and Katoo ole Metito as Wakora (conmen) because of picking non-Maasai running mates.
Lenku said those who were picked as running mates by the two are snakes.
The people from where Lenku is claiming the snakes are coming from is the Kajiado North subcounty, which voted for him overwhelmingly in 2017.
Lenku’s remarks caused a stir in Kajiado North during the Azimio-One Kenya Alliance campaign early this week when he was shouted down by the voters in Ongata Rongai.