Laboso down plays MPs walkout of president’s function

Written By: Samuel Musita
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Five legislators from Bomet on Monday walked out of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s function after being denied a chance to address the crowd.
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Bomet County Governor Dr Joyce Laboso has downplayed claims of a work out by a group of leaders from the county on Monday when she hosted the president Uhuru Kenyatta during the opening of Lake Region Economic Bloc conference.

She has accused the leaders of being inconsiderate given the time constraints that existed at the moment.

Laboso says given the number of people that were scheduled to speak at the event it was not practical for  her to invite them to speak at the function.

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She has also criticized the leaders of mishandling the issue accusing them of projecting a bad image of the county. She says if they had burning issues they wanted to present to the presented they would have used proper channels to do so.

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It is on this premise that she revealed that they have already come up with committee that will be chaired by the county senator which will be sitting quarterly to deal with thorny issue that affect the county.

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Five legislators from Bomet on Monday walked out of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s function after being denied a chance to address the crowd.

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They are Ronald Tonui (Bomet Central), Brighton Yegon (Konoin), Beatrice Kones (Bomet East), Gideon Koskei (Chepalungu) and nominated Senator Alice Milgo.

The MPs addressed hundreds of residents at the Bomet Stadium before leading a procession in the streets saying Laboso had undermined them.

They said they had ‘pressing’ issues which they wanted Uhuru and Ruto to address.

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