Governor Lee had earlier sent out a warning to all political Leaders eyeing the Mountain not to invest heavily Citing that they may get the biggest shock in the upcoming general elections in 2022. He said that the people of the Mount Kenya region do not vote with their hearts but instead follow their own heads.
However, Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru, who recently resigned from the Jubilee ruling party, has come out in favor of Kinyanjui' s remarks, saying that the people of Mount Kenya have already decided and this time they will vote by heart and head.
" While I agree that Mount Kenya wants a leader who will represent their interests- certainly not in a cultural sense. This time, they will vote with all their heads and hearts; a message they understand and a delegate they feel! William Samoei Ruto. " Waiguru wrote.
Waiguru also said there are many problems that the people of Mount Kenya face like other Kenyans and need to be addressed
" Like many Kenyans, their businesses are currently suffering, their crops are not getting good prices, they are in unavoidable debt and their hard work is not bearing much fruit. " Waiguru added.
One month after a detailed visit to the area, Deputy President William Ruto is expected to visit the Marani, Nyaribari Masaba and Bobasi constituencies in Kisii County tomorrow.
Governor James Ongwae, Women' s Representative Janet Ongera, Senator Sam Ongeri and Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati are among Ruto' s main opponents in the area.
Local leaders have moved to various political parties and led to the visit. It also comes ahead of ODM leader Raila Odinga' s conference this Friday in Kasarani, Nairobi, where he is expected to officially launch his 2022 presidential campaign.
Mugirango South MP Sylvanus Osoro confirmed Ruto' s visit, saying everything was in order for the area' s empowerment plans.
Ruto will be welcomed to Bobasi by prospective politician Lukas Mogoa, and in Nyaribari Masaba by prospective UDA politician Ben Momanyi.
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