President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday met three coastal governors; Hassan Joho (Mombasa), Salim Mvurya (Kwale) and Amason Kingi (Kilifi) at State House Nairobi.
In photos shared online, the leaders are seen in a meeting, but it is not clear what they were discussing as no statement has been issued on the said meeting.
The meeting has, however, elicited massive reactions with some allies of Deputy President William Ruto hitting out at the Head of State for hosting the three governors.
Reacting to the meeting, Kapsaret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi accused Uhuru of foul play.
According to Sudi, President Kenyatta met the three coastal leaders as a way of empowering “tribal chiefs”.
“These are Uhuru's dirty political tricks. He wants to empower tribal chiefs by building village parties for them. This is pure divide and rule theory at play. He's unhappy that #HustlerMovement has changed the conversation to a tribe less one. Wakenya sio wajinga,” Sudi posted on Twitter.
His remarks were echoed by Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot who suggested that President Kenyatta had failed in his role of uniting the country, considering that as the president, he is supposed to be a symbol of national unity.
“Why would a president who is supposed to be a symbol of national unity fight this hard to vanquish strong national parties like ODM & Jubilee? N promote weak regional caricatures of tribal Formations? Stranger than the Pope opening a brothel. Tuiombee Kenya Jameni,” Senator Cheruiyot tweeted.