Three Jubilee MPs have fronted Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri as the preferred President Uhuru Kenyatta's preferred successor as the Mt Kenya kingpin.
The three lawmakers Kabinga Wathayu (Mwea), Munene Wambugu (Kirinyaga Central) and Zachary Thuku (Kinangop) claimed that Kiunjuri was a seasoned leader who was experienced enough to take the mantle.
Daily Nation reported that on Friday, November 1, the MPs told Kiunjuri that they would like him to take over immediately after President Kenyatta's retires in 2022.
They further described the CS as the vibrant person the region needed to fight for their people's rights.
"The CS is an experienced leader so he should be appointed as the region's spokesman. We want him to lead us and tell us the political direction to take," announced Thuku.
Speaking at Nyaikungu Primary School in Kirinyaga County, the MPs further revealed they would lobby their colleagues from the region to back Kiunjuri for the position.
Wambugu stated that as leaders, they felt that the region should be allocated more resources because it contributes enormously to the growth of the national economy.
The MPs also claimed that only the CS would ensure the region would get what they termed as a rightful share of the national cake.
Five members of the Kirinyaga County Assembly - Pius Njogu (Thiba), Gudson Muchina (Tebere), Erastus Ireri (Ngariama), Fredrick Bundi (Njukiini) and Kinyua Wangui (Mutira) - echoed the MP's sentiments.
As a response, the CS called on the leaders to work in unison in order to have a greater voice in demanding their share of resources.
The CS then distributed 54,000 avocado and macadamia seedlings to Kirinyaga farmers while announcing that the government had killed millions of quelea birds that had been wreaking havoc on rice farms in the Mwea Irrigation Scheme.
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