Police are looking for Bahati Member of Parliament Kimani Ngunjiri after he led protests in Nakuru town on Tuesday morning over President Kenyatta's "washenzi" remarks.
Njunjiri has gone into hiding after learning of his impending arrest by police in Nakuru town over allegations of incitement.
Wearing t-shirts printed "mimi ni mshenzi, je wewe mwana Kenya?", the Jubilee MP led a group of residents to the streets of Nakuru town to protest President Uhuru's Monday remarks.
Nakuru County Police Commander Hassan Barua and area OCPD Samuel Obara have launched a manhunt for Ngunjiri, who escaped through Kokeb hotel’s back gate after addressing a group of youth.
In a press briefing on Sunday, Ngunjiri asked President Kenyatta to step down and call for fresh presidential elections if he was tired of leading the country. He also claimed that the Kikuyu community continues to suffer under President Kenyatta's watch.
Ngunjiri appeared to agree with Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, who accused the President of neglecting his home turf while initiating development projects in other areas.
Speaking in Mombasa on Monday, President labeled Ngunjiri and Kuria as "washenzi", stating that his aim is to make sure every part of the country benefits from government's development agenda.
“I am not a person who is easily scared… Those going around playing petty politics I want to tell them this. We will not launch development projects based on which region a leader comes from. We want all 45 million Kenyans to benefit, we want all corners of this country to grow,” said Kenyatta during the commissioning of the Mama Ngina waterfront regeneration project.
“We want a country where every single citizen is entitled to development regardless of where the leader comes from. Kwa hivyo hao washenzi waachane na mimi…(Let those fools leave me alone). We want a country where every Kenyan feels they are part of this nation.”