Nyamira leaders endorsed Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i for Deputy President during the 2022 general election.
Led by Mekenene Ward Representative Alphayo Ngeresa, they stated: "If we can produce an Interior CS, a solicitor general and a Chief Justice, then it means we can produce even a president."
The MCA further added: "It is high time that we never let go of the position of DP during the 2022 polls."
Bomwagamo MCA Charles Barongo noted that CS Matiang’i had good leadership qualities from the time he served as the Minister for Education and now in the Interior ministry, hence he is qualified for the DP job.
[caption caption="DP Ruto with CS Matiang'i"][/caption]
Barongo stated: "He should be considered DP by any of the presidential candidates during the 2022 polls in the country."
The legislator urged the Gusii community to rise up and support its own to get to the presidency so that their presence can be felt in the country.
Gusii leaders call to endorse CS Matiang’i for DP comes amid efforts by leaders from the community to unite under one political umbrella and front a presidential candidate.
Borabu Member of Parliament Ben Momanyi stated that the call for the community to produce a DP in 2022 is not a secret.
He revealed that: "It will come to happen. When I recently met with DP William Ruto, I told him to start thinking of picking a running mate from Nyamira county if at all he is serious with the 2022 presidential ambition."
[caption caption="Borabu MP Ben Momanyi with CS Fred Matiangi "][/caption]
He stated: "This is because we have over 1.5 million votes as a community, which is a good number of votes that can make us even stand on our own instead of following other communities."