In Summary
  • The rivalry pits Mt Kenya leaders from the eastern region including Meru, Isiolo, Tharaka Nithi and Embu against their counterparts in central Kenya and the Rift Valley.
  • Leaders from Meru argue that under the Gema banner, Meru has supported three presidents from central — Jomo Kenyatta, Mwai Kibaki and Uhuru Kenyatta — since independence.
  •  Mt Kenya East leaders want central Kenya to let them produce the presidential running mate candidate in 2022.

 A row has erupted among Mt Kenya politicians over the 2022 succession with leaders from Meru and Embu asking their central Kenya counterparts to support them or else they go separate ways.

The rivalry pits Mt Kenya leaders from the eastern region including Meru, Isiolo, Tharaka Nithi and Embu against their counterparts in central Kenya and the Rift Valley.

Leaders from Meru argue that under the Gema banner, Meru has supported three presidents from central — Jomo Kenyatta, Mwai Kibaki and Uhuru Kenyatta — since independence.

 “We are very clear this time. We expect central Kenya to support a person from Mount Kenya East in 2022 without fail,” said Tharaka-Nithi Woman Representative Beatrice Nkatha.

PRESIDENTIAL RUNNINGMATE

 Mt Kenya East leaders want central Kenya to let them produce the presidential running mate candidate in 2022. “We believe central Kenya, which has produced three presidents with our support, will in 2022 support Prof Kindiki as Ruto’s running mate,” said Chuka/Igambang’ombe MP Patrick Munene.

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