Mathira Member of Parliament Rigathi Gachagua who is also a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto has claimed that the Mount Kenya Region is not ready for Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga’s Presidency.
MP Gachagua alleged that Mount Kenya People have rejected Raila and his father since independence. He stated they have been forced to support him but in vain.
“Huyu mtu wa kitendawili, sisi watu wa mlima Kenya tumekataa yeye na baba yake tangu wakati wa mwanzo. Na sisi huyo mtu tumejaribukulazimishwa mambo yake na tumekataa. Tumesema hata tukiwekelewa bunduki kwa kichwa, tumekataa.
“Sisi na hao wengine tumetishwa, tumefungiwa maaccounts, tunapelekwa kwa DCI ati tukubali huyo Raila lakini tumekataa. Nimetumwa na watu wa nyeri kuuliza nyinyi swali hii, hapo mbeleni mlikuwa mkimuunga mkono, mngali mko na biashara na yeye ama, mko na biashara nay eye? Muliachana nayeye? Muliachana nayeye? Hamna biashara nayeye?” Gachagua claimed.
He also claimed that they have been threatened, their account closed and they have also been taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) for them to support Raila but they have declined.
Gachagua also alleged that Mount Kenya Region will not support Raila even at gunpoint.