National Assembly Speaker Justin Bedan Njoka Muturi has accused Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga of designing the Thika highway.
Addressing a public rally in Ruiru, Kiambu County, on Tuesday, January 18, Muturi stated that documents from the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure do not have the former prime minister’s signature indicating that he was behind the current situation. an eight-lane highway. which was built at a cost of Ksh 31 billion.
“There are officials who are just saying that I am the one who designed the Thika Expressway.
“I can oppose you, if you go to the Ministry you will not get his signature.” Stop deceiving us and tell people what you are going to do, ”Muturi said.
Muturi was responding to Raila’s remarks during a protest rally at Thika Green Stadium in Kiambu on Saturday, January 15.
“They would fight for me by demolishing houses to make way for the construction of a highway that still stands today. I gave for this nation and I will do even more when I become president,” the leader said of ODM.
Furthermore, the President warned politicians to refrain from making or uttering provocative statements as they are likely to rekindle the ghosts of the 2007-2008 (PEV) post-election violence.
In particular, the President reacted to the “spotted” remarks allegedly made by Senator Meru Mithika Linturi during a protest at the Eldoret Sports Club on Saturday January 8th.
“Recent incitement as a ‘spotting’ spot on Uasin Gishu will bring us back to our tribal dimension. The word ‘spotted’ was even in The Hague,” Muturi noted.
“We agreed to forgive each other but not to forget each other, to avoid leaders who use foul language and spread hatred when selling their manifestos.”
Muturi, who is running for president in the August 9 general election, has called on voters in the Mount Kenya region to unite and vote for a leader who will protect their interests.
He explained that the region has a number which is why every leader wants to join them, adding that the region should not be divided as it could end up being isolated from other regions.