Mr Moses Kuria said that the region was not ready to give up on its presidential ambitions.
He alleged that farmers were earning peanuts while cooperative societies had huge unpaid bank loans.
Mount Kenya region will field a presidential candidate in the 2022 polls, Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has revealed.
In a move that is likely to spoil for Deputy President William Ruto, Mr Kuria said that discussions between the region’s elected leaders in the Senate and National Assembly to come up with a presidential candidate were ongoing.
“We are deliberating on how to have our own to become the next president,” said Mr Kuria on Sunday.
Mr Kuria said that the region will form its own political party to be used as a vehicle to State House.
"We are not going to let the presidency go, we can't give out the loaves of bread and the bakery at the same time," he said at Kerugoya St. Thomas Anglican Cathedral in Kirinyaga County.
Accompanied by Kirinyaga Senator Charles Kibiru and Woman Representative, Wangui Ngirici, Mr Kuria said Mt Kenya leaders were determined to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta when he retires.