Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya has warned the Mt Kenya region of a loss in the 2022 General Election if the region does not unite.
Speaking in Tigania East on June 19, Munya warned that if the Kikuyu nation is divided into the East and West, they may form the next opposition government.
“If we want to be in the next government, we must remain united with our counterparts. If we are split we will not make it alone (in the 2022 General Election), ” the CS warned.
Munya has been a critic of National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi since his coronation as the Kikuyu Spokesperson for the Mt Kenya region.
While making fun of Muturi’s coronation, he said that the region will not accept to be led by a few people, with selfish interests.
“We will not accept to be put in sacks like potatoes and sold out to someone at the will of an opportunist,
“I heard there was a man (National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi) who did not bathe for seven days after he was taken to the forest and then afterward he came out and said he was now our spokesman. Is that possible or even acceptable?” Munya possed.
Since his May 22 coronation at the Mukurwe wa Nyagathanga shrine, Muturi has been the target of ridicule by a section of Mt. Kenya leaders, especially those allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
While Governors from Mt Kenya East(Embu, Meru and Tharaka Nithi Counties) endorsed Muturi, those from the West (Nakuru, Kirinyaga, Kiambu and Murang’a) dismissed his crown.
With the coronation of Muturi and DP Ruto being deeply rooted in the region, the Gema nation has been greatly divided.
This, political analysts have warned, is not a good state for the region in the oncoming General Election.
In a detailed analysis, political analyst Herman Manyora said that the division in Mt Kenya will serve as a blessing to ODM leader Raila Odinga.
In his explanation, Manyora said both Ruto, and whoever the region will front will have to share the Gema vote.
This leaves Raila as a beneficiary of the division as he has always gotten closer to the presidency without the Kikuyu vote.