Mt Kenya leaders have warned against a plot to sabotage President Uhuru Kenyatta and AU envoy Raila Odinga’s truce, calling for an end to the succession debate.
The politicians, led by Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu, nominated senator Isaac Mwaura and former presidential candidates Martha Karua and Peter Kenneth, castigated lawmakers from the region whom they said were disrespecting Uhuru during a press conference in Nairobi on Wednesday.
Jubilee nominated Senator Mwaura asked politicians moving around the country whether they were launching projects or promises.
“Anybody who thinks they can come to our bedroom and impregnate our women and girls and dictate what to do with them, your time is up!” he said.
“Our leader is Uhuru and there is no other leader that we know of. When the time comes, our region will negotiate for a President.”
Mwaura said the Mt Kenya region cannot afford to campaign and yet there are promises made by the President during the last election that haVe to be fulfilled.
“We want Uhuru to fulfil his mandate before we begin another cycle of campaigns in 2022. We appreciate people who are good at political propaganda,” he said.
“Uhuru is angry because leaders are part and parcel of how they want the president to transform our regions.”
He noted that Uhuru has the support of Mt Kenya adding that they will not turn a blind eye for those out to tarnish his name.
“We are not going to let it slide for those after Uhuru. There are people who have been paid to tarnish Uhuru’s name. We know the owner of the dog.. if you want Mt Kenya to support you will not succeed if you continue dividing us,” the senator said.
Waititu said the region is sober and nobody can divide it
“Mt Kenya is an organised society. We are very sober and we need to tell them that be very sober when speaking because everybody is looking at the facts on the ground,” he said.
“Some of them were apologising because they were drunk and that is why we are fighting alcoholism.”
Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua said some ‘unpatriotic leaders’ are sabotaging the Building Bridges Initiative for personal political gain.