Finally President Uhuru Kenyatta has opened up about his former Interior CS Joseph ole Lenku, terming him as an “embarrassment” to the country and his government, reports the Star Daily.
Speaking in State House, where the President hosted a delegation of Maasai leaders to discuss the Kajiado by election that was left vacant after Nkaissery was appointed the interior security CS, Uhuru blamed Jubilee chief whip ole Metito for misleading him into appointing Lenku to the sensitive interior security docket;
“I am very embarrassed with you. I never knew Joseph ole Lenku, you brought him to me and he caused embarrassment to the nation.”
Metito, himself a former Internal Security ministers, advised the Head of State to appoint Lenku.
Ole Lenku was sacked by the Uhuru following consistent pressure from the civil society and Kenyans after a series of attacks by al-shabaab militia and replaced by Nkaissery.
Another leader who reportedly received a tongue lashing from Uhuru was Kenya Meat Commission Chairman, Josiah Tarayia Kores.
“You are no better. You are taking me and the Jubilee Alliance for granted. I gave you a chopper in the last general election to use in the campaigns but you also caused the party to lose the Kajiado Central parliamentary seat and that of governor.
“I told you to step down for Peter Mositet so Mositet could run for governor's seat so you could go for the senate seat, but you refused. I am being told you are bragging the Jubilee coalition is your personal property in Kajiado. I do not entertain such nonsense anymore, this party does not belong to you," an angry Kenyatta is said to have told Kores.
The meeting was attended by Nkaissery, Jubilee chief Whip Katoo ole Metito, Kajiado East MP Peris Tobiko, Kajiado Senator Peter Mositet, Kajiado county Assembly Speaker John Osoi, Josiah Tarayia Kores, Kenya Meat Commission Chairman; politician,Solomon Kinyanjui, Kajiado Central aspirant Patrick Tutui (the Jubilee Alliance Party choice and several MCAs.