Musalia Mudavadi has intensified his hunt for the populous Kikuyu vote in the recent past with various meetings with leaders from Central Kenya.
On Tuesday, May 25, Mudavadi met Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru where they discussed politics and the country’s economy ahead of the 2022 General Election.
After the meeting, Waiguru released a statement t saying that they also deliberated on matters of national unity as well as women’s inclusivity in national leadership.
“Our nation will be built through consensus not divisions. It’s always an honor to consult with other leaders. In my courtesy call to Musalia Mudavadi this morning, we deliberated on National Unity, the Economy, healthcare and women Inclusivity in national leadership,” Waiguru said.
The ANC leader has in the recent past frequented the Mt. Kenya region as he seeks to get a share of the votes from the GEMA community.
Over weekend, the former vice president toured Maragua Constituency of Murang’a County just a week after he met key leaders including Cabinet Secretaries, Governors, and Members of Parliament drawn from the Mt Kenya region.
Speaking after he held a meeting with over 50 leaders from the region, Mudavadi who has expressed his ambitions to succeed retiring president Uhuru Kenyatta said the vote-rich region is an exis any presidential candidate cannot ignore.
“Mt Kenya regional is so pivotal and it is an axis you cannot ignore if you want the leadership of this country,”
“The Numbers and the politics of Mt Kenya region voters mean that they take a very keen eye on what is going on and the input, role and blessings from this region become very critical for this cause,” Mudavadi said.
Mount Kenya’s votes look to be fragmented after the region appeared to be unlikely to field a presidential candidate in the next General Election.
Kiumbi.co.ke understands that Mudavadi, Deputy President William Ruto and opposition chief Raila Odinga are all scrambling for a share of the Mt. Kenya region.