Ngunjiri Wambugu Launches Attack on CS Kiunjuri

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta's close ally Ngunjiri Wambugu warned Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri, who has been on the spotlight for openly defying the head of state, that he would not be Mt Kenya's Kingpin. 

    The Nyeri Town MP, on Monday, November 4, reacted to an article by The Standard, which reported that Mt Kenya leaders had fronted Kiunjuri as regional kingpin after President Uhuru Kenyatta.

    The article stated that leaders from Laikipia County had appealed to DP William Ruto to pick Kiunjuri as his running mate for the 2022 General Election.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta with Deputy President William Ruto at Harambee Annex in Nairobi on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    However, Wambugu waded into the matter and listed three reasons why Kiunjuri would not be a perfect fit for Mt Kenya residents. 

    "Mt Kenya cannot be led by people who are in office to do business, not to represent those who gave them the opportunity to serve," the MP opined.

    He went on to highlight that Kiunjuri was not a resident of Mt Kenya and that he hailed from Rift Valley (Laikipia).

    "Mt Kenya issues are different from Rift Valley issues. (For example, maize versus coffee/tea). He (Kiunjuri) was elected there 3 times. He should discuss with our URP brothers and he can lead them.

    "Mt Kenya is not Kibra where outsiders can be shipped in to represent us for political expediency," Ngunjiri stated while trolling Jubilee's decision to field McDonald Mariga in Kibra.

    Finally, the political scientist lashed out at Kiunjuri for allegedly misusing his public office to drum up his political ambitions. 

    "He has done nothing because he is busy positioning himself to ‘take over’ from Uhuru," Ngunjiri lamented. 

    In a report published by Daily Nation on Sunday, November 3, CS Kiunjuri announced that Mt Kenya residents were ready to support the Building Bridges Initiative, only if it fulfilled certain conditions.

    Kiunjuri stated that the findings of the project had to be fair to everyone and that the region's representation in the National Assembly should be improved.

    CS Mwangi Kiunjuri speaks during a church service at the ACK Diocese of Embu on Sunday, November 3, 2019.