Amidst the ongoing Kingpin debate in the Mount Kenya region, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua met with Members of Parliament from Kiambu County today, Tuesday, 30th January 2024, at his official residence in Karen, Nairobi.
In a statement released by his media team, the Deputy President emphasized the importance of fostering unity of purpose among the region’s leaders to address the needs of the region while serving the nation. The discussions during the meeting were primarily focused on development projects and programs crucial to the region’s progress.
This meeting holds particular significance in light of recent political noises and premature campaigning by certain factions within the region, which deviates from the Kenya Kwanzas manifesto’s commitment to delivering on promises made to Kenyans.
Some leaders have already begun declaring their political ambitions, both within the region and nationwide, prompting the need for cohesive leadership and strategic alignment.
The timing of this meeting is notable, following the recent three-day development tour by President William Ruto and the Deputy President in Meru. During the tour, numerous projects were launched, and efforts were made to address escalating political tensions within the area.
As the senior-most political figure from the Mount Kenya region, the Deputy President’s role in uniting the region with a shared purpose is pivotal. This unity is essential to ensure that elected leaders can effectively serve the region and advocate for the needs of their constituents.
Notable attendees at today’s meeting included the National Assembly Majority Leader Hon. Kimani Ichungwah, Senator Karungo Thangwa, Woman Representative Anne Wamuratha, MP’s Alice Ng’ang’a (Thika Town), Gabriel Kagombe (Gatundu South), George Koimburi (Juja), Simon King’ara (Ruiru), John Waithaka (Kiambu), John Wanjiku (Kiambaa), James Kamau Wamacukuru (Kabete), and Joseph Kihangara (Lari).