The Mt.Kenya region has been bold in the succession politics bearing in mind that President Uhuru Kenyatta is serving his last term.
The anxiety in the region has been ignited by the fact that The Deputy President William Ruto is winning souls in the region. The region is also struggling to find a perfect fit to replace Uhuru.
The Gikuyu, Embu, Meru Association (Gema) who have the loudest voice when it comes to Mt.Kenya politics have stated that President Uhuru Kenyatta will remain to be the Kingpin of the region even after 2022.
“His wisdom and magnanimity was demonstrated by inviting his opponent in the 2017 election, Hon. Raila Odinga, in a handshake of 9th March 2018 so that they could unite all the communities in this country once and for all and fight corruption to its ultimate end,” Bishop Imathiu said.
Gema has also praised the President for his efforts to unite all communities and also the fight against corruption.
However The Exiled Lawyer and NRM leader has slammed The Gema for endorsing Uhuru’s continued prominence.
Miguna has claimed that their is no country nor county that is called Mount Kenya. He has since slammed Gema calling them toothless.
“There is no country in the world called “Mount Kenya” nor is there a county in Kenya called “Mount Kenya.” A primitive and moribund group of toothless tribalists will not dictate the future of Kenya. We must make sure of that,” Dr Miguna stated.
Some local leaders have been jostling to succeed President Kenyatta as the Mt Kenya political kingpin.
The declaration by Gema comes as a blow to senior Mt Kenya politicians who have been calling for a convention to chart the way forward for the community ahead of the 2022 General Election.
Among them is Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri, Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi and Nyeri Senator Ephraim Maina who are on record calling for a meeting to discuss the community’s political future.