Murang’a Women Representative Sabina Chege has faulted leaders from Mount Kenya Region allied to Deputy President William Ruto following their three-day retreat with the second in command.
Ruto held a meeting with his allies from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s backyard and various economists led by David Ndii to discuss his economic revival plan ahead of 2022 presidential elections.
In her statement, the Murang’a Women Rep said though it was not wrong for the lawmakers to meet anyone for negotiations, they should instead wait for Ruto to woo them.
“It is fine for people to go visit someone and make demands, but we have always been singing this, if you are the beautiful bride, you should wait for someone to woo you. They should not go with a set of demands, they should instead ask, ‘what do you have?’,” Chege said.
The women rep also said the leaders should attend such meetings for the sake of the community and not for their own selfish needs.
The retreat at Maasai Mara was seen as a move by the second in command to woo the vote-rich Mt Kenya region for his 2022 presidential bid.
During the meeting, the Mt Kenya politicians issued their demands for the region to the DP and deliberated on ways that Ruto’s economic recovery plan.
Ndii defended Ruto’s 2022 economic plan claiming that it will focus on job creation and incomes generation activities.
“His plan will focus on job creation and incomes. We also talked about the 10 million Kenyans; not just those who are in the informal sector but also those who are marginalised.” Ndii stated.