Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria on Tuesday morning had a heated clash with former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale over the Mt Kenya region’s support for the handshake deal between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM Leader Raila Odinga.
Trouble started when Khalwale claimed that Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege was booed for sending handshake greetings to the people.
In the live televised debate, the former Senator further claimed that youths in Ruiru equally booed Kuria when he attempted to pass handshake greetings from Odinga.
The statement did not augur well with the sharp-tongued Gatundu legislator who responded by challenging Khalwale’s translations of messages that were done in Kikuyu.
“Khalwale I have warned you to stop getting translations from your Koinange street girlfriends. Your translations is wrong,” Kuria said as the former Senator responded with laughter.
The two leaders had robust debates as they debated various issues, particularly the meetings held by government officials from the Mt Kenya region.
Khalwale read out a list of government projects that the government is undertaking in the Mt Kenya region, saying it was unnecessary for officials from the region to meet about issues from their region when they had been appointed to serve the entire country.
“That is why we are strongly supporting the DP so that he can tilt development to the upper lift because it was previously in the lower Rift (Baringo) and eventually, it will land in Western region,” he said.
Kuria hit back, saying the Mt Kenya region would not be intimidated against raising their concerns – but not without a dose of his legendary sarcasm.
“I must admit that Boni Khalwale you are clever than me. You came to Jubilee the other day but you have already discovered that Ruto’s presidency is about slowing down development in Mt Kenya and taking it to Rift Valley. I have been in Jubilee for a long time and I never knew this. But it is okay because we have been there before when Moi (Former President Daniel arap Moi) said it was time to hold the horse by stopping development in Mt Kenya so that the donkey (his region) can catch up,” Kuria said.