BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,13TH JUNE,2021-The vote rich Mt Kenya West and East might be headed for political split in 2022, Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi has said.
He said Mt Kenya East region will not support a kingpin from Mt Kenya West.
Kiraitu said Mt Kenya East has been absent from the political limelight for some time.
Kiraitu made the statement after a meeting at his residence in Kiigene, South Imenti, on Saturday in response to a meeting by Mt Kenya West leaders in Nyeri.
National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has been at the center of the political bickering and 2022 might be the first time the vote rich region goes to the presidential polls divided.
Meru Senator Mithika Linturi, who attended the meeting, also said the region will not allow itself to be duped.
“We will not accept to be eaten from the pockets like groundnuts; it’s time for the pot to be broken and everybody go his own way,” Linturi said.
Three Mt Kenya East governors, Martin Wambora (Embu), Muthomi Njuki (Tharaka Nithi) and Kiraitu have pledged to support Muturi.
Kiraitu said it is selfish for Mt Kenya West to imagine they can field another presidential candidate.