In the history of Kenyan politics, Mt Kenya region has never failed to produce a powerful presidential candidate in all the General Elections. The region boasts of more than 7 million voters and has for along time voted as a bloc. This is one of the reasons why the region has produced three out of the four presidents who have ruled so far.
However, 2022 General Elections seemingly will take a new twist and history might be rewritten. The region is currently split and undecided on which path to take. The political division witnessed has been attributed to the fallout between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto.
Mt Kenya is currently divided into two major groups; one in support of the President and the other in support of the DP. Other groups have emerged from the two major groups leading to more confusion in the region. Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria decamped from Ruto's UDA and formulated his own political outfit before later joining hands with Narc Kenya Party leader Martha Karua and TSP leader Mwangi Kiunjuri to form Mt Kenya Unity Forum.
The Forum's main agenda was to unite the region to speak in one voice ahead of 2022. The developed a list of demands which any presidential aspirant must meet before winning the Region's support. One of the demands include a minimum position of the position of the Deputy President and 40% share of the government.
Although there are leaders who from the region who have shown interest on the Presidency, Uhuru promised to support one of the OKA principals and has been trying to unite them with Raila Odinga. Additionally, the current aspirants from the region are not much popular and some have okayed deputizing the big fishes if chance be.
If things go as they are, Mt Kenya region won't have a Presidential candidate or will have a weak one. The region might therefore end up being flower girls as the Presidency slips off their fingers.
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