As the 2022 succession war continues more leaders are coming out in defence of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The latest group are the Leaders from Murang’a County who came out defending President Kenyatta saying that it all changed when the president said that his 2022 choice would shock many and, as a result, they have hatched a plot to “finish the President politically so that he will not be strong politically to guide the direction Mt Kenya takes in 2022”.
Been led by Governor Mwangi Wa Iria, MPs Nduati Ngugi (Gatanga), Peter Kimari (Mathioya) and Murang’a MCAs, the leaders claimed that some of their colleagues are on a mission to spoil the reputation of the President since “their choice for president may not get automatic support from Mr Kenyatta”.
According to Mr Kimari no amount of intimidation will stop the region from being under Mr Kenyatta, he further maintained that the President is the region’s kingpin and will continue being so even after 2022.
Additionally, “We know that some quarters are plotting to dilute the kingship of the President in Mt Kenya region but let them be reminded that the region will remain under him even after the expiry of his term.”
Gatanga member of Praliament also added saying, the region has development projects and that the leaders are misguiding the electorate by claiming otherwise.
“Even if there were no development projects in the region the President and his deputy are not to be blamed as Parliament is the one tasked with budgetary allocations.
“It’s unfortunate that leaders issue statements when they are drunk without knowing what such utterances could do to the nation,” said the MP.
Governor Wa Iria urged politicians to tone down their “toxic political statements” and give the President and his deputy time to deliver on their promises to the electorate.
“The presidency must be respected because it’s the symbol of national unity. The duo worked hard in their first term and it is wise to give them time to deliver and stop the political undertones,” he said.
Mr Wa Iria took a swipe at the politicians whom he said misinterpreted the “washenzi” comment by the President to mean he was insulting Mt Kenya residents.
“Leaders world over use such statements but people who want to propagate hatred in Mt Kenya against the President [misinterpreted] his statement to [mean] that he insulted us. It is wrong and it is the high time we knew that such propagandas could burn the nation,” Mr Wa Iria said.