Bahati Member of Parliament Kimani Ngunjiri on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 cautioned Deputy President William Ruto and his allies against fighting leaders from Mount Kenya region.
Bahati lawmaker has stated that DP Ruto and his allies should stop fighting leaders from the Vote-rich-Mount Kenya region including; Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua and former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri whom he claimed have refused to disband their political parties and join the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.
The vocal Tanga Tanga legislator noted that Kuria’s Chama Cha Kazi (CCK) party will offer a safe landing zone for UDA party leaders should they fall out with other leaders in the DP Ruto led party.
“I want to tell Moses Kuria and his counterparts, Kiunjuri and Karua not to dissolve their parties. At the end of the day, Kenyans will not vote for a party, they will vote for a person’s agenda,” Ngunjiri stated.
“If the crooks in UDA lock me out, I will go to Kuria’s Chama Cha Kazi. We should not tell them to dissolve their parties. People know the importance of a window once a door is locked,” Ngunjiri added.
This comes barely a day after Deputy President William Ruto dismissed the formation of political coalitions in the country ahead of the 2022 general election claiming that it would lead to ethnicity.
The second in command during his meeting with religious leaders from Tharaka Nithi County at his Karen residence in Nairobi opined that the era of political groupings and endorsements should be a thing of the past.
He called upon leaders to refrain from ethnic political alliances that he claimed would tear the country into tribal lines.
His sentiment came after the political party leaders from Mount Kenya region most notably; Martha Karua (Narc Kenya party), Mwangi Kiunjuri (The Service Party leader) and Moses Kuria (Chama Cha Kazi) had dismissed calls to disband their parties and join one political party over last week.
Kiunjuri on Sunday, August 8, 2021 differed with Deputy President William Ruto over the his 2022 political strategy. He faulted Ruto over his remarks that he did not need coalitions ahead of the August 2022 general elections.
Kuria on his part also cautioned the DP against his stand on working with regional parties warning that the parties would not support Ruto if he insisted on them dissolving their parties.
“If you tell us that the only way we can support you is by joining your party, that can’t be so let him tell us now because we can’t support him by force,” Kuria said.