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Gloves Off as Mwangi Kiunjuri Goes After DP Ruto For Allegedly Rejecting BBI

The rift between Deputy President William Ruto and former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri seems to have widened after The Service Party (TSP) boss came out to indirectly throw jabs at the DP.

Speaking on Saturday at Siakago village in Mbeere North constituency Embu county, Kiunjuri said there is no current presidential candidate who is assured of the Mt Kenya vote in 2022.

According to Kiunjuri, any presidential candidate who seeks the region's support must commit to a set of constitutional changes within his/her 100 days in office, as one way of assuring the region of equitable sharing of the national cake and representation in parliament.

He urged the residents to closely scrutinize promises being dangled by various candidates adding that their votes should reflect their numerical political strength.

And in what was seen as an indirect attack on DP William Ruto, who recently claimed he is the gateway to the mountain, Kiunjuri rubbished such, saying all candidates should humble themselves when seeking their support.

"Nobody should claim to be the kingpin of Mt Kenya region. How can you declare yourself the region's kingpin when you do not have the votes yet. If you are looking for a bride, you should humble yourself first," he stated.

He went ahead to hit out at Ruto over his alleged opposition to the Building Bridges Initiative BBI, saying he cannot pretend that he was opposing the creation of positions and does nothing to the one man one shilling one vote part.

Kiunjutri, who was once one of William Ruto's trusted allies from the Mt Kenya region, said the region needs equal representation and equitable sharing of resources.

"If you want our vote, you must assure us there will be equality of the vote that is one man, one vote, one shilling. If you truly love us, you must assure us that you are going to change the constitution in your first 100 days of leadership.

You cannot deny us our opportunity and right by saying in this initiative, people are seeking positions for themselves. Just remove the one for positions and give us the one man, one shilling, one vote," he added.

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