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Murang'a: 3 Strong Elected Politicians Who Will Guide Locals On 2022 Political Direction (Opinion)

President Uhuru Kenyatta who has been Mt Kenya defacto kingpin is set to retire in 2022 when his two terms come to an end as stipulated in the Kenya's constitution.This will therefore, leave a void in the region's kingpin leadership position.

This comes as a stampede over who will take after the son of the country's founding rocks the region after several politicians lightly refer to themselves as bonafide spokespersons.

It began when a section of Njuri Ncheke and Kiama councils of elders installed National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi as Mt Kenya spokesman.

However, the move was met with fierce criticisms from deputy president Dr William Ruto and Uhuru's camps and also other Political quarters. Uhuru's allies dismissed the installation and alleged that the president was still the region's kingpin even after 2022.

Murang'a County Leadership

Murang'a county is part of the region. It is predominantly inhabited by Kikuyu community where the Incumbent president hails from.The locals have supported his presidential bid since 2013.

Dp Ruto's 2022 Bid And Uhuru's Promise To Him

Since the residents are still relying on the head of state to fulfill the promise he made in 2013 and 2017, most of them have not changed their minds. They still believe Dr Ruto should be supported for the top job despite Uhuru hinting at supporting former prime minister Raila Odinga courtesy of 2018 Handshake.

United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party associated with the DP resonates well with the locals and that was why senator Irungu Kangata and some Members of Parliament ditched Jubilee for it.

3 Strong Elected Leaders From Murang'a Who Are Capable Of Swaying Residents Towards A Certain Political Direction In 2022

There are three politicians who will determine the political direction in which locals will take next year. They include;

1). Irungu Kangata - Senator

The lawmaker is a very influential politician in the county. He is in the 2022 gubernatorial race. The latest opinion polls conducted by Mizani Africa placed him ahead of other contenders. This implies he has quite a huge following.

2). Samson Ndindi Nyoro - Kiharu MP

Ndindi Nyoro is among the best performing MPs in the region in terms of legislation and development.

He is a very vibrant lawmaker in DP's camp. Majority of the locals even outside Kiharu like him. Being Dr Ruto's right-hand man makes him have political influence in the county.

3) Alice Wahome - Kandara MP

Alice Wahome is a fierce defender of the deputy president. She is likely to sway locals to the second in command's camp.

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Incumbent Murang'a Njuri Ncheke Uhuru Kenyatta William Ruto


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