- They said some politicians were dissatisfied when the President said his choice for the 2022 presidential candidate would shock many.
- Mr KImari said the President is the region's de facto leader and that they will follow his advice regarding the 2022 presidential candidate.
- Governor Wa Iria urged politicians to tone down their “toxic political statements” and give the President and his deputy time to deliver.
Leaders from Murang’a County have associated statements from some politicians to the effect that President Uhuru Kenyatta has not developed central to a spirited campaign which they say is aimed at lowering his “de facto leadership of Mt Kenya”.
According to the leaders, some politicians were dissatisfied when the President said his choice for the 2022 presidential candidate would shock many and, as a result, they have hatched a plot to "finish the President politically so that he will not be strong politically to guide the direction Mt Kenya takes in 2022".
CHOICE FOR 2022
Led by Governor Mwangi Wa Iria, MPs Nduati Ngugi (Gatanga), Peter Kimari (Mathioya) and Murang'a MCAs, the leaders claimed that some of their colleagues are on a mission to spoil the reputation of the President since “their choice for president may not get automatic support from Mr Kenyatta”.
Mr Kimari said that no amount of intimidation will stop the region from being under Mr Kenyatta, maintaining that the President is the region’s kingpin and will continue being so even after 2022.
He said the President is the region's de facto leader and that they will follow his advice regarding the 2022 presidential candidate.
"We know that some quarters are plotting to dilute the kingship of the President in Mt Kenya region but let them be reminded that the region will remain under him even after the expiry of his term," said Mr Kimari.
On his part Mr Ngugi said the region has development projects and that the leaders are misguiding the electorate by claiming otherwise.