Mbeere South Member of Parliament Mutava Musyimi has called for a negotiated democracy so as to solve the feuding tribal political competition between the Mbeere and the Kamba communities residing in the constituency.
The legislator termed as barbaric tribal and clan politics that are being used as a campaign tool in the area accusing some politicians of trying to whip up emotions between the Kamba and Mbeere communities.
He said that the leadership of Mbeere South has given its demands that the next deputy Governor of Embu must come from the constituency so as to ensure equal distribution of seats and resources.
If the deal is agreed, Musyimi said the deputy governor should come from the Mbeere Community while the Member of Parliament should come from the Kamba community or vice versa.
He said that there is no way the Mbeere South MP will come from the Mbeere Community and the deputy governor to come from the same community, noting that the Kamba community comprises 48 percent of the population in the constituency and thus cannot be wished away.
Mutava also took a swipe at the current deputy governor Dorothy Nditi, saying that despite her coming from Mbeere, she has done nothing to help the residents solve the issues affecting them.
He narrated how he was embarrassed while President Uhuru Kenyatta visited the area. He said the town was full of rotten garbage scattered all over Kiritiri town when the President arrived in the area.
He said that the county government led by Governor Martin Wambora has refused to provide solutions to basic problems such as sanitation and thus they do not deserve a second term.