Gatundu South Member of Parliament, Moses Kuria on Friday offered his apologies to the head of state and anyone else who felt offended by his remarks during the celebrations of New Year Eve in Thika Stadium.
The controversial MP, however, defended himself citing that he did not disrespect the president and that words he uttered were misunderstood.
He further claimed that some leaders have taken advantage of the situation to create rift between the president and himself.
“I will not be distracted by people who want to mislead others by claiming that I have disrespected the head of state. I have never disrespected the president. If the words I said could have been misinterpreted in a negative way, I offer my profuse apologies to the president and anyone else affected,” said Mr Kuria in Kimunyu, Gatundu South.
This comes after the Council of Elders in Gatundu South distanced themselves from the utterances of their MP citing that they were his personal opinion and not the option of the elders in the constituency.
During the celebrations, Moses Kuria body criticized the president, Uhuru, for neglecting the Mt Kenya region that overwhelmingly voted for him during the last general election.
“In 2019 Mt Kenya voters ought to think long and hard. We can’t be casting our votes while goodies are dished elsewhere. We must stop this nonsense. The other day we launched a road in Kisumu but when the President comes to Kiambu he only issues recovering alcoholics with NACADA certificates. He must cease taking us for a ride,” charged the Gatundu South MP.
The remarks were not received well by several leaders from the Mt Kenya region, with Kiambu governor Ferdinand waititu, who was in attendance, sent the legislators brother, John Ngigi Kuria, in a compulsory leave.
It is, however, unknown if Mr Ngigi who was County Chief officer of agriculture, crop production, irrigation and marketing will resume his duties after the apology was issued.