Kieni Member of Parliament, Kanini Kega has blamed Deputy President William Ruto for the chaos that was witnessed in Mbiriri area in Kieni constituency, Nyeri County on Sunday, September 5, 2021.
The Kieni lawmaker who is also a close ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday, September 6, 2021 stated that Ruto should be blamed for the incidence that happened in his constituency over the weekend.
The National Treasury committee chair spoke during a meeting with section of Mt Kenya leaders who converged to discuss what they called “the region’s unity of purpose”.
Ruto’s motorcade was blocked on its way for a church service in Naromoru on Sunday, September 5, 2021.
Following the incidence, the DP’s allies blamed Kanini Kega for the chaos, accusing him of hiring the youth who lit bonfires and attempted to block the road.
“You have seen for yourself in a clip circulated online. The MP for Mathira, Rigathi Gachagua called on his goons who he had imported from Murang’a and Mathira to cause mayhem,” Kanini stated.
Mathira, Rigathi Gachagua was also captured in Naromoru, calling upon his supporters, whom he asked if they were prepared.
“They had a meeting yesterday in Aberdare, in my constituency,” Kanini said.
Besides visiting Kieni, the DP made several trips around the region from Kenol in Murang’a County to Kirinyaga and finally to Githurai, Kiambu County.
In Githurai, the DP received a rousing welcome, causing a massive traffic jam on the busy Thika Superhighway.
“Do not express your frustration on us. The frustration is over the dwindling support in Mount Kenya. We know how it started in 2007, it all started in the church,” Kanini warned, with Nyeri Town MP Wambugu Ngujiri echoing the same sentiments.
Additionally, The Service Party (TSP) leader, Mwangi Kiunjuri cautioned the Deputy President not to be overconfident and imagine that he had conquered the mountain.