Leaders of the Mt Kenya Unity Forum on Wednesday morning held a meeting at a Nairobi hotel to weigh options on who among the top two presidential candidates (Raila Odinga and William Ruto) is best positioned, to not only build on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s legacy but also fully take care of the region’s interests when they take over government next year.
According to a source familiar with the outcome of today’s meeting, the group, comprising leaders of fringe political parties as well as a number of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s allies in Jubilee could be laying a framework on how to start formally engaging the ODM leader.
”The group has blessings of President Uhuru in his capacity as current Mt Kenya kingpin. Let us just say the meeting was very favorable to Raila,” she said.
Leaders present at the breakfast meeting were Speaker JB Muturi (presidential aspirant), Martha Karua (leader Narck-Kenya), William Kabogo (leader Wakenya Tujibebe), and a handful of former Mt Kenya MPs rigged out in the shambolic nominations of the Jubilee Party in 2017.
Speaking after the three-hour meeting, Martha Karua said the forum will begin to formally engage other political players on how to partner in the coming days. The Narck Kenya leader, also the group’s spokesperson disclosed they have lined up a series of political activities in the Mt Kenya region and will be going directly to speak to the people.
”We had a breakfast meeting as Mt Kenya Unity Forum and the agenda was on how we will be working in coming days. We will be meeting other leaders as we seek to work together. We will also be going to all the Mt Kenya counties to speak with our people,” Karua said.
On his part, Wakenya Tujibebe leader William Kabogo asked the residents of Mt Kenya to remain calm, saying as their leaders, they are tirelessly working to ensure the region, just like other parts of the republic is united in 2022.
”The people of Mt Kenya should not be worried. We are working to bring our people together, not just in Mt Kenya but the whole country. Our intention is to unite the nation,” the former Kiambu governor, who has since thrown his weight behind Raila Odinga’s bid said.