Mumias East MP Peter Salasya has told off critics of remarks he made to the media on climate change.
The legislator came under fire on Monday over his poor grasp of climate change matters.
Salasya in a statement on Tuesday said those criticising him should try to vie for political office, with their good mastery of English.
He insisted that Kenyan politics remains local and that he was not elected to talk about climate change.
“All those criticizing me on Twitter on how I responded on #spm about #climatechange wakwende Uko na kizungu Yao wasimame kura pia wawe wabunge (Let them go with their English and vie for office to become MPs) in their constituencies. Politics ni local wakwende na kizungu Yao. I was not elected to talk about climate change muskie,” Salasya said.
In a video seen by the Star, the MP was asked how he is championing climate change and if he has a plan to help the state fight climate change, but could not give a clear answer.
Kenyans who saw the video going viral called him out, saying that someone of his stature should have an idea of what the summit is about.
Salasya was among the elected leaders attending the Africa Climate Summit at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).