We can now exclusively reveal, President Uhuru Kenyatta is behind the current divisions rocking Mt Kenya region, pitting the Western and Eastern parts against each other.
After decades of dominating Mt. Kenya politics, from 1963, President Uhuru Kenyatta is keen on passing over the region’s leadership mantle to Mt Kenya east, comprising the Embu, Meru, and Mbeere communities.
According to sources, the Head of State believes, just like on the national font, Kikuyus have dominated the regions leadership and his message in Vihiga this year, that it was time the Mt Kenya and Rift Valley communities allowed other regions to produce presidents too, should not be taken lightly. That it also reflects also in politics of his backyard.
”There are people with little brains, attacking us for politicizing this event. If you abuse your parents, even the gods will curse you. The region is keen to have a person who will reflect the aspirations of or current leader, President Uhuru Kenyatta,” the source confided to this writer.
”The next Mt Kenya kingpin will be from the East and the president is keen on making this turning point in history, once he leaves office. He is the singular driving force behind a kingpin from the East. It does not matter who it will be.”
The Mt Kenya region is divided into East and West. Mt Kenya East comprises the counties of Meru, Embu and Tharaka Nithi which when combined, have a total of 1.2 million votes. They are the minority, in a democratic sense.
Central Kenya region, referred to as Mt Kenya West, comprises Kiambu, Muranga, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Nyadarua, Laikipia, and Nakuru, which has a total of 3.9million registered voters.
Mt. Kenya East leaders, led by Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi have insisted their counterparts from the West hand over the kingship position to the region.
“We are always together as the Gema community. We want the West to support one of us (Muturi) the way we have supported them in the past. This is a litmus test of whether or not we are together,” the Meru governor said.