– The legislators walked out after their governor failed to give them a chance to address the public
– They said they had issues of concern they wanted addressed by the president
– They accused Governor Joyce Laboso of nepotism in awarding contracts for construction of Bomet University
A section of lawmakers from Bomet County walked out of President Uhuru Kenyatta's meeting in protest accusing their governor, Joyce Laboso, of undermining them after she failed to give them a chance to address the public.
Led by their senator, Christopher Langat, and Woman Rep Joyce Korir, the leaders said they had issues of concern to the locals they wanted addressed by the president.
The dramatic event unfolded on Monday, October 22, after Uhuru visited Bomet University College for official opening of the institution's Green Tuition Block.
Other legislators include nominated senator Alice Milgo, MPs Ronald Tanui (Bomet Central), Beatrice Kones (Bomet East), Brighton Yegon (Konoin), and Gideon Koskei (Chepalungu).
The legislators accused their governor of nepotism in awarding contracts for the construction of the university saying most workers at the institution were from one community.
After the exit from the meeting, the lawmakers went ahead to address the press as the president proceeded to officially open the Lake Region Economic Block conference.
In their address to the press, one of the issues the leaders said they wanted the president to deal with was the Mau forest evictions and the poor state of roads in the county.
On Sunday, October 21, Luhya leaders also raised a complaint after their local leaders were not given a chance to address the public during the Mashujaa Day celebrations which were held at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County.
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