Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has poked holes in President Uhuru’s choice of Justin Muturi as his Mt. Kenya successor.
According to Kabogo, the recent coronation of the National Assembly Speaker as the regional kingpin was an indirect indication that Uhuru wants to hand over power to him.
“The step he (Uhuru) has taken to tell us who will lead us is unacceptable. Everyone should carry his own cross,” Kabogo said at a family event in Ruiru.
The former Governor also warned the Head of State against heeding to calls to extending his presidential term.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta is going home and there is no debate about that,
“If he wants to come for another term, his people who are here should go tell him it is not possible. The constitution says that he should go home after 2022,” he said.
Kabogo is among several leaders from Mt. Kenya region who have vehemently opposed the coronation of speaker Justin Muturi as the Kikuyu spokesperson.
After the May 22 crowning event at the Mukurwe wa Nyagathanga shrine, Kabogo attended a press conference held by a section of Mt. Kenya Governors from the east of Mt Kenya or rather from the Kikuyu community..
Uniformly, they stated that Uhuru is still the spokesperson of the region, and this cannot be changed until 2022.
However, President Uhuru’s cousin Kung’u Muigai, who is also a member of the National Council of elders said that the Head of State was aware of Muturi’s coronation.
Kung’u clarified that his coronation does not mean Uhuru has stopped being in control.
He told Mt. Kenya residents that Muturi will instead act as an intermediary between them and Uhuru.
Consequently, Uhuru will be addressing the region through the speaker, Kungu added.