Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua has been unanimously appointed the spokesperson of the Mt Kenya unity caucus, bringing together leaders of small parties in the vote-rich region. The former cabinet minister was picked by a section of political leaders for the Mount Kenya Region in a consultative meeting held in Naivasha, Nakuru County.
”This forum is not limited to the presidential race but to unite the Central Region and the diaspora. It is not a short-lived forum but one that will outlive us,” Karua said, while also disclosing they were working on a blueprint that would be served to all presidential candidates seeking Mt Kenya votes.
Today’s meeting follows a similar one in Nairobi last week where Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua and The Service Party boss Mwangi Kiunjuri held talks with some of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s confidants and set irreducible minimums the region will accept next year from presidential aspirants.
”The position of Deputy President coming from Mt Kenya region is not negotiable. Whereas we cannot stop anyone from the region from vying for the presidency, that will be an individual pursuit. The generally accepted consensus is that the Deputy President must come from Mt Kenya Region,” read part of the statement released after the talks last week.
Present at the Naivasha meeting today were Martha Karua, former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria among others.