Kapseret member of parliament Oscar Sudi and Uasin Gishu county governor Jackson Mandago were on Sunday involved in a bitter exchange of words.
Oscar Sudi while speaking in Uasin Gishu county took a swipe at governor Jackson Mandago for his senatorial bid, arguing that the post was too small for him.
According to Sudi, Mandago ought to go for a senior post as opposed to being a senator which he should leave for younger people to nurture themselves politically and establish a foundation.
Sudi added that as a good leader, he should not only go for a more competitive seat but also help deputy president William Samoei Ruto come in his national campaigns ahead of the 2022 general elections.
“We elected you while slim and weak. Now that you’re energetic, you are still going around Uasin Gishu, while some of us toil nationwide seeking votes for Ruto. It is time you get out like other men,” Sudi stated.
However, Mandago who could not take Sudi’s sentiments lying down took a swipe at him while reminding him to focus on his own life and political future.
The Uasin Gishu governor further slammed the Kapseret member of parliament by stating that he was one of the reasons why the county has remained behind in terms of development because he does not maximize on his leadership position.
“I have been here and I received information that the Kapseret MP doesn’t want me to run for the position of senator. Kwani kazi yake ni kupanga nani?” (Whose political future is he organizing?)
“There are such people who have been in parliament for 10 years and have never proposed even a single policy but are here yapping. That’s why we can’t move on as a country,” the governor noted, insisting that he is not lazy like the legislator.
“I am not lazy, and that’s why I want to go to the senate. I now want to urge all these people to stop with their nonsense because everyone has a right to sell their manifesto.
“I know where all these are coming from the boardroom, and I promise I will beat them like I did in 2017. Msiniletee na Msinijaribu. Mimi ni moto wa kuotea mbali,” (Don’t try me because nobody plays with me,” he stated amid cheers from his supporters.