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Mutahi Ngunyi: Ignore Ruto, Martha Karua is the new Kikuyu leader

by Amos Khaemba

Political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi has claimed that the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party presidential running mate Martha Karua, is the new political kingpin of the Kikuyu community.

In a tweet on Monday, May 23, Ngunyi ruled out the possibility of Kenya Kwanza alliance presidential flag bearer Wiliam Ruto winning over the Mt Kenya region.

According to Ngunyi, DP Ruto’s perceived influence in Central Kenya will fade away on August 9 as Mt Kenya residents will vote for the Raila-Karua presidential ticket.

Ngunyi opined that the Kenya Kwanza alliance flag bearer has been enjoying a massive following in Central Kenyan because there was no clear successor to President Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of the August polls.

“I have said it many times. Kikuyus will betray Ruto. Not “If” but “When”. Kikuyus used Ruto to buy time and organize themselves,

“And in the same way, Oparanya cannot lead the Kambas, Ruto cannot lead Kikuyus. Martha Karua is their new leader.” he said.

Sentiments by the political analyst come after Martha Karua was named Raila Odinga’s presidentia running mate with the blessing of President Uhuru.

This is not the first time Ngunyi, a critic of deputy president William Ruto is warning former Eldoret North MP of an impending betrayal from the mountain.

“Dear William Ruto: GEMA will betray you. It is not a matter of whether or not. It is a matter of when. And when they betray you,

“you will fall from hero to zero; from grace to grass. End of discussion,” Ngunyi said in March 2022.

Some political analysts had claimed that the absence of a prominent Kikuyu candidate had created a power vacuum that DP Ruto had exploited to endear himself to Mt Kenya voters.

Gatundu South legislator Moses Kuria also suggested that Mt Kenya region was paying the price of lacking a clear succession plan following President Uhuru’s 10-year reign as the region’s political leader.

“Mt Kenya region is paying a heavy price for not grooming a successor over the last 10 years. And for destroying our leaders instead of building them,

“For seeing the bad in people instead of the good in them. For all leaders promote themselves instead of promoting their colleagues. This is a sad day.” MP Kuria said.

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