Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto have been given tough conditions on what they must do to get full support from the people of the Mount Kenya. The votes from the Mount Kenya region will have a great effect on the Presidential votes hence the candidate who will play his cards right will be able to garner the votes.
This comes a time when the Deputy President William Ruto has toured the Mount Kenya region on various occasions based from the fact that he has allies who support his Presidential bid from the region. In the same way, it is just few weeks since the Mount Kenya Foundation endorsed Raila Odinga as the best candidate to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Raila Odinga seems to have more bonus points when it comes to the Mount Kenya votes since President Uhuru Kenyatta might finally declare the way forward to the polls in which he might publicly endorse Raila to succeed him.
Former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri has opened up on what politicians must do to get the Mount Kenya votes. Kiunjuri alleges that no politician vying for Presidency has the votes in the Mount Kenya region.
Kiunjuri adds that there should be equality of votes in what the Mount Kenya people will earn from their choice of President in the August 2022 general elections.
"Nobody should boast of being the Kingpin of Mount Kenya region. How can you boast of being the Kingpin of Mount Kenya when you are yet to be voted for? If you want our votes you must assure us that there will be equality of votes. One man, one vote one shilling," Kiunjuri said.
Kiunjuri alleges that the Presidential candidate who will get full support from the people of the Mount Kenya must ensure that there is change in the constitution in the first 100 days of office so that there may be equality.
"If you truly want to take care of the Mount Kenya voters, you must assure us that you will change the constitution in the first 100 days in office so that we can have the equality," read the People's Daily.
This comes a time when ODM chief Raila Odinga has been pushing for constitutional amendments and the last one was the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) which was declared null and void in the Kenyan courts.
Raila Odinga's move to change the constitution has been dealt a huge blow since his opponent DP Ruto has been alleging that changing of the constitution will only earn a section of leaders government positions.
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