Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi has refuted claims by one of the local dailies that he will be denied a chance to speak during President Uhuru Kenyatta’s tour to Eldoret on Friday.
President Uhuru will be in Eldoret town to officially open Rivatex East Africa limited.
On Thursday, Daily Nation published that the president’s itinerary will only allow the area Governor Jackson Mandago, Deputy President William Ruto and finally the President to speak during the official opening of the Rivatex East Africa limited.
Speaking to the press at Rivatex on Thursday, Sudi termed the claims as propaganda.
“I want to categorically refute claims on one of the dailies that I will not be allowed to speak, those are mere rumours meant to incite the public and residents should ignore that,” said the Kapseret legislator.
Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi and his Soy counterpart Caleb Kostany today visited the factory to asses preparations for Uhuru’s tour, after which they declared that they fully supported the visit.
Sudi, in whose constituency the event the event will take place, has become Uhuru’s fiercest critic in the recent past.
Governor Jackson Mandago separately visited Rivatex and cautioned residents against politicking.
Sudi said although there existed political differences, the Rivatex event was not political event.
“The opening of Rivatex is great moment for our people and the region and we want to tell the president that he is highly welcome to Eldoret”, said Sudi.
He said there was time for politics and time for matters that benefit Kenyans like the Rivatex event.
“We may differ in politics but there is time for work and I urge all residents to turn up and welcome the president to commission Rivatex for us because it’s for the benefit of all Kenyans”, said Sudi.
Kositany who is chairman of the Rift Valley MPs forum said it was not a must for all leaders to speak at the event because it was a presidential function with a specific purpose.
“Even if we all don’t get chance to speak we will do so another day. We want to respect the president and all other leaders should also come and witness this historic event at Rivatex,” said Sudi.