Elders in the GEMA community have increased their efforts to bring the region together ahead of the 2022 General Election.
This follows the division of the Mt. Kenya region as a result of Deputy President William Ruto's forays into the mountain.
The schism widened further following the appointment of Speaker Justin Muturi as Mt. Kenya spokesman.
Mt Kenya East (Meru, Embu, Mbeere) and Mt Kenya West (Kikuyu) are at odds, as are the Kieleweke political faction (allied with President Uhuru Kenyatta) and the Tanga Tanga faction (allied to DP Ruto).
Elders emphasized the importance of unity among Mount Kenya leaders ahead of the crucial 2022 General Election, where the region's numerical advantage is always critical, in a statement.
They urged Mt Kenya leaders to put aside their political differences and work together for the benefit of the region, which has voted as a bloc for decades.
“We say our strength is our unity...as elders, we own this part of Mount Kenya and have the right to speak about issues affecting this region.”
“As a result, we will not allow politicians to divide our people as we approach the election,” the elders said.
They vowed never to be divided by anyone, including Ruto.
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