Speaker Justin Muturi warns Mt Kenya leaders as pressure mounts for them to join DP Ruto bandwagon

In a move that could likely see him clash with DP Ruto bandwagon that has been agitating for the union of all political parties allied to the hustler nation, National Assembly Speaker, Justin Muturi Muturi, has urged Mount Kenya leaders not to dissolve their political parties.

Muturi warned that such a move will see the region suffer and will miss out on the distribution of the national cake.

Muturi who was speaking at the Kerugoya St Thomas Anglican Church Cathedral in Kirinyaga on Saturday stated that parties play an important role in power sharing and it is a blessing that the region has several parties that should not be dissolved for any reason.

With election in 2022 approaching, he advised the leaders to exercise caution and ensure that their parties remain united for the benefit of the region.

According to Muturi, leaders could only barter for a fair division of political seats and resources if their parties stayed together and not when they fold up their parties.

The Speaker urged those in charge of the country’s resources to maintain transparency and accountability.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto are locked in a cold war, according to Narc leader Martha Karua.

He said the two leaders were causing tension in the country and urged them to put their differences aside for the sake of peace.

Mount Kenya leaders should unify, said Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri, who was also present, if they want seats in the future governments.

Kirinyaga Central MP Mr Munene Wambugu echoed the sentiments, thanking President Kenyatta for the progress in his constituency.

The warning comes on the same day that also saw warn DP Ruto’s allies from the Mt Kenya region have finally broken their silence issuing one tough demand to the second in command should he want to ascend to power ahead of the 2022 general election.

This is after his close associates from the region called for his change of strategy should he want to ascend to power and succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta as the Kenya’s fifth President after the expiry of Uhuru’s time next year. Led by Tharaka Nithi Senator Professor Abraham Kithure Kindiki who challenged the Deputy President to spearhead the formation of a coalition with his newly linked house, United Democratic Alliance (UDA) to increase his chances of clinching the top seat.

Speaking during a press conference, Senator Kindiki noted that it would be difficult for the DP to win the Presidency without chatting a formidable coalition with the region’s political parties ahead of the 2022 duel.

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