Maina Kamanda Dares Ruto With Gunpoint Remarks

  • Nominated MP Maina Kamanda, on Sunday, September 15, hit out at deputy president William Ruto with gunpoint remarks.

    Speaking during a church service at St Paul’s AIPCA Catholic Church in Nanyuki, the lawmaker bashed political leaders who he claimed uses coercion to sway Kenyans in their 2022 campaigns.

    In a statement that was seemingly directed to the DP, he warned such lawmakers that they would not succeed in their quest even if they came armed with guns.

    DP William Ruto who was dared by Nominated MP Maina Kamanda over what he termed as early 2022 campaigns that are undermining President Uhuru Kenyatta's development agenda.

    "We only have one president and that is Uhuru Kenyatta. Let him be given time to serve his second term as he focuses on development and service delivery. Those going round should stop.

    “We will not be forced to give you votes even at gunpoint. We also have our leaders as it is in other tribes. Our leader, Uhuru, will give us direction when the time comes,” stated Kamanda.

    While at the event, the legislator also revisited last Sunday's altercation between himself and Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro stating that it was out of order for politicians to fight in churches.

    He further challenged them to take their wars to the stadium and let the church podium serve its intended purpose of praising God.

    "Churches should be respected and given the honour they deserve. We cannot joke with the altar to that extent, if anyone wants to wrestle with somebody let them look for an open stadium and flex their muscles there," he added.

    An earlier video that made rounds on social media insinuated that the lawmaker was blocked from accessing the church by irate youths who carried placards around.

    The protesters accused the 68-year-old legislator of fighting with young politicians with one placard conspicuously reading "Maina stop fighting your grandchildren."

    They cited frustrations from the MP while claiming that their region favoured leaders from the Jubilee's Tangatanga faction.

    Nominated MP Maina Kamanda who was blocked from accessing a church in Nanyuki barely a week after he was shown the door in Murang'a.