Kapenguria MP Samuel Moroto this morning recorded a statement over inflammatory remarks he allegedly issued in connection with government’s inaction following the loss of lives following devastating landslides.
Moroto confirmed he was summoned to the Kapenguria DCI offices where he recorded a statement on his public utterances during the mass burial of the landslides.
Speaking after recording the statement, Moroto who was accompanied by Sigor MP Peter Lochakapong said his remarks were made in mourning.
“This morning, I was summoned by DCI officers to Kapenguria Police Station where I have recorded a statement over alleged incitement during the mass burial of the victims,”said Moroto.
Moroto had in his remarks accused the National Government of neglecting West Pokot residents. He hit out President Uhuru Kenyatta for inaction on the tragedy.
Moroto lauded investigative agencies in the county for the way they handed the matter but pointed out that he doesn’t regret his remarks since he was defending his people.
“We were mourning and those were emotional remarks but it was true because upto now we have not recovered some bodies buried in the debris,” added Moroto.
He said he was happy that President Uhuru Kenyatta had in his recent address to the Nation announced that he has mobilised funds and made available 5.2 billion shillings to provide relief food supplies, undertake a resettlement programme for communities displaced by floods.
He said the funds will also support reconstruction of homes that have been destroyed, address health concerns and reconstruct critical infrastructure, including water supplies.
“I am closely monitoring the implementation of this disaster recovery operation to ensure that the affected households are able to regain some stability as soon as possible,” said Uhuru.
The Head of State added,”If you have any concerns about the implementation of the programme, I encourage you to share it with your county administration.”