Yesterday in Muranga, nominated MP Sabina Chege convened a funds drive at Bishop Gatimu Girls, Kinyona, an event that was graced by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua as the Chief Guest.
He was accompanied by an entourage of 115 MPs, including Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro.
Yesterday’s funds drive comes against a backdrop of heightened 2027, and 2032 succession politics in Mt Kenya. However, in Kigumo, the Deputy President steered away from the debate and his core message was on the power of Mt Kenya’s regional unity. He explained to the leaders present the lessons learned from disunity in the past and how they cost the region.
Notably, he used former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth as an example to take a message home as regards Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro who has been at the forefront of the succession debate. In 2013, a section of Mt Kenya politicians coalesced around Peter Kenneth against Uhuru Kenyatta, for the Presidency. Both Nyoro and Kenneth come from Muranga County.
The DP vowed to keep the region united and promised to guide and mentor young emerging leaders in Mt Kenya and guide them on the next course after President William Ruto’s terms end.
”I want to assure you that I will not allow any leader to divide the community along county lines, this will not be allowed. When the right time comes, I will guide my people on the next course, I will not leave you in the wilderness,” Gachagua said and noted that yesterday’s public display of unity was a warning to politicians who think they can divide the vote-rich Mt Kenya.
“We are solidly together and pipe dreams of disunity here in the mountain are defeated. We are moving towards total unity, a forte for present and future interests,” he noted.
The Saturday fundraiser was in support of Sabina Chege Foundation, an organization that supports children from vulnerable families pursuing their education.