Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria now says it is too late for President Uhuru to unite Mt Kenya region.
The vote-rich GEMA region which has remained together since the advent of multi-party democracy in 1992 appears to be divided between the East (Embu, Tharaka and Mbeere) and the West (basically the Agikuyu).
There is another rift pitying Kieleweke (those supporting President Uhuru Kenyatta and Handshake) against Tanga Tanga (those allied to DP Ruto) faction.
Speaking during a burial ceremony in the region on Wednesday, July 28, the outspoken legislator said the Mt Kenya region has been torn beyond irredeemable levels.
“Since the General Election is just around the corner, some people are busy calling for us to unite with them, but I want to tell them that this cannot happen because it is too late,” Kuria said.
Kuria, who is being considered to be DP Ruto’s running mate, accused President Uhuru of neglecting the region’s demands in his development agenda since the famous 2018 Handshake.
He further asked the Head of State to finish his term and go adding that those calling for the GEMA unity could have reached to them earlier.
Just weeks ago, the Gikuyu Council of elders called on the Mt Kenya region to unite ahead of the 2022 General Election saying that the region could land in opposition if the ongoing rift deepens.
Despite calls to unite the GEMA region, Mt Kenya East appears to have given their West counterparts tough demands for them to work together in the forthcoming election.
The East said they will only agree to unite with their brothers from the West only if they will support their presidential candidate for the top seat.
Already, the Mt Kenya East region has fronted Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi to succeed retiring President Uhuru Kenyatta.
They say the East has supported the West and it is time they return the favors.