The deputy president, William Ruto, has today hosted a group of legislators from the Mt Kenya region as well as the economic experts. The meeting was focusing on negotiating the benefits that Mt Kenya people will gain incase Ruto ascends to power in 2022.
According to a statement shared by Mathira member of parliament, Rigathi Gachagua, only 16 lawmakers showed up for the meeting. Gachagua has alluded that the 16 leaders were a representative of the entire Mt Kenya region.
From earlier reports, it is revealed that Ruto enjoys support from over 40 elected lawmakers in the region. Questions have therefore risen why only 16 of them showed up.
Gatundu South MP, Moses Kuria, and Murang'a senator, Irungu Kang'ata, are among the key leaders who were mentioned to have been selected as negotiators for the region's economic benefits. The absence of these two vocal leaders in today's meeting at Masai Mara therefore raises eyebrows among many Kenyans.
A section of other key leaders also skipped this important meeting among them the Tharaka Nithi senator, Kithure Kindiki. In politics, every gesture is interpreted to have a deeper meaning and the absence of these vocal politicians could be sending out some message.
Earlier on, Moses Kuria was spotted with KANU secretary general, Nick Sarat, and Gideon Moi. Speculations started going round that the legislator is planning to ditch Tangatanga for KANU.
Among the notable leaders who attended today's meeting in Masai Mara include; Rigathi Gachagua, Kimani Ichungw'a, Wangui Ngirici, Faith Gitau, Mithika Linturi, Ndindi Nyoro among others.
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