A section of leaders allied to President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta have maintained that Mt. Kenya region will have another presidential candidate in the 2022 general elections.
According to these leaders, nothing stops Mt. Kenya region from producing a presidential candidate since the region boasts of huge numbers in the Kenyan political arena.
The leaders who spoke on Saturday in a get together meeting at Lusoi lodge argued that the region is a vote rich place and that they will not accept to be pushed to the cold in the next government. The meeting included a number of local politicians from Mt. Kenya amongst them governors, aspirants, and former legislators all allied to the handshake side.
Among the Mt. Kenya governors that were in attendance included Anne Waiguru of Kirinyaga county, Francis Kimemia of Nyandarua county, Ndiritu Mureithi of Laikipia county, Martin Wambora of Embu county, Lee Kinyanjui of Nakuru county and Mutahi Kahiga Nyeri county.
“We must be in the next government. We cannot accept to be in the opposition,” stated Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya, noting that they would soon come up with Kenyatta’s successor.
In the meantime, Sonko News reported how there were mixed reactions after the deputy president William Samoei Ruto met Mt. Kenya economic block negotiation committee at his Karen home last month.
The leaders who included Kiharu member of parliament Ndindi Nyoro and Kikuyu legislator Kimani Ichungwa presented the economic needs of the Mt. Kenya region to the second in command for consideration.
“Today the committee held a meeting to come up with the roadmap for the negotiations and engagement. We have drawn our proposal and have requested an appointment with the Deputy President to discuss the roadmap and terms of engagement.” Wrote the Mathira mp Rigathi Gachagua.