National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi’s ally came face to face with the reality of hiring crowds for political reasons after she was confronted by angry youths demanding their dues for a job well done.
The angry youths mainly from Chuka University are said to have been hired by nominated member of Tharaka Nithi County Assembly Millicent Morgan to cheer Muturi on Sunday 27th during his rally in Chuka, but she allegedly failed to pay them as promised.
Led by the Chuka University Students leader, the youths now say despite mobilizing a group of 700 people to attend Muturi’s meeting, the promise to pay a sum of Ksh 200,000 was not fulfilled.
“We skipped lectures and our daily duties to mobilize for the meeting. We endured until 8pm in the night, but our efforts were not appreciated as agreed.” says Ken John, the Tharaka Nithi Students leader.
The angry youths have given Mr. Muturi 48 hours to ensure they receive their dues as agreed, failure to which they will denounce him as the Mt. Kenya East spokesperson.
“We had an agreement with Hon. Millicent Morgan that each attendee would be fully branded, and receive Ksh 200 after the meeting. To our shock, we only received 40 T-shirts for the 700 people. After the meeting, we were shocked to receive Ksh 30 each.”
Justin Muturi will be contesting for the Presidency in the August 9 polls on a Democratic Party (DP) ticket, and insists he will not be joining any coalition.
Speaking at the Chuka meeting, the National Assembly Speaker promised that his administration will be keen to strengthen devolved units, calling on the youthful population to join the Democratic Party.
“I am humbled by the love and support accorded by the people of Chuka in Tharaka-Nithi County. I can confirm that the snow is melting and that it will keep melting on constituency at a time.” he says.
“My government intends to structure itself around people which will strengthen devolution and bring resources closer to the people. However, to do this, I call upon the Youth of this country to rise to the occasion and join the Democratic Party of Kenya so that together we can shake and reset this country.”
Speaking at an interview on Sunday evening, Muturi hit out at Kenyans for always demanding bribes from politicians, saying it’s partly to blame for the increased cost of living in the country.
“Watu wanasema hawanijui ilhali nikitembea wananitambua kama Spika. Wacheni kusema hamnijui, semeni tu mnataka hongo, na mtakuja kulia baadaye,” Muturi said.
(Those dismissing my popularity are only doing so in efforts to force me to bribe them to attend my rallies. They should know that bribery is to blame for poor leadership in this country. They will definitely cry foul a few months after the elections).
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