Mt Kenya leaders allied to president Uhuru Kenyatta have dismissed the discussions held between Ruto and his Tanga Tanga brigade from the region.
The Kieleweke pact said that it was satirical for Ruto to show interest in the economic well being of the region yet he was once a critic of the same.
Nominated MP Maina Kamanda said that last year, Ruto mobilised his team at the Senate to vote against the revenue allocation formula that would see the region benefiting economically.
He also cited that Ruto is against the BBI report which guarantees the region economic benefits.
“His hatred for the region was evident during the revenue allocation bill where he commisioned his troop in the Senate to vote against the proposal that would have given the region more resources.” Said Maina Kamanda.
The MP also told off the Tanga Tanga leaders who held the talks with Ruto over the weekend, saying that they were doing it for their own gains since they have no mandate to speak for the community.
“Those less than 20 MPs who met him are self-seekers and modern day home guards out to betray the community. We have not sanctioned them to speak on our behalf. We mandated Uhuru and we are happy with what he is doing,” he added.
The meeting has not only caught the attention of Kananda, but also Murang’a Woman Representative, Sabina Chege. She told off the group saying that what they were doing was not bad, but rather the way they were doing it.
Sabina criticised her fellow legislators from central Kenya, telling them that they ought not to beg for anything from Ruto, but instead wait for him to woo them.
According to her, the region boasts of big numbers, therefore, whoever gives them the best offer should take the day.
“I don’t think they should be demanding; they shouldn’t go with a list; just ask ‘what do you have for me on the table. If you have 3 guys who would want to marry you, you take the best offer. It’s a good step but I am hoping they are doing it for the community and not themselves,” Sabina said.