Duale Warns Mt Kenya on Waiguru's Plan [VIDEO]

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    Kirinyaga Governor Waiguru appears before the Senate in June 2020
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  • Garissa Town MP Aden Duale has warned Mt Kenya to be wary of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and her Murang'a colleague Mwangi wa Iria, who he alleged were spearheading divisions in the region. 

    Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday, June 9, Duale argued that Waiguru and wa Iria were selfish leaders who dented the image of Mt Kenya after opposing the coronation of National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi

    The former National Assembly Majority Leader added that Mt Kenya should read malice from remarks by the duo. 

    "If elders saw you fit to be Mt Kenya’s spokesperson then you also qualify to be Kenya's spokesperson. 

    DP William Ruto with Leader of the Majority in the National Assembly Adan Duale during the Pastoralists Leadership Summit in Garissa on March 1, 2019.
    DP William Ruto with former Leader of the Majority in the National Assembly Adan Duale during the Pastoralists Leadership Summit in Garissa on March 1, 2019.
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    "Their sentiments show how selfish they are and they are depicting Mt Kenya as a selfish region. If they can do this to one of their own, imagine what Deputy President William Ruto and others are going through," Duale cautioned. 

    He dared those plotting to oust Muturi to bring the motion to the floor, reminding them that MPs cannot impeach the speaker as they are only allowed to call for a vote of no confidence.

    Jubilee Nominate MP David ole Sankok concurred with Duale arguing that Speaker Muturi was a sober leader who doesn't engage in politics.

    Waiguru on Saturday, May 22 rebuked Muturi adding that he ought to have consulted leaders and the people of Mt Kenya prior to his coronation. 

    "These ceremonies will not give him an upper hand. Ultimately Speaker Muturi and others seeking Mt Kenya votes will have to seek votes from the only legitimate determinants of leadership, the people," Waiguru slammed. 

    "Allowing such a retrogressive activity to proceed will be tantamount to welcoming a curse on my people," Murang'a Governor wa Iria added. 

    Muturi, however, challenged his critics to orchestrate his downfall, stating that he was a seasoned politician who enjoyed overwhelming support across borders. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta's cousin Kung'u Muigai added that Muturi was the voice of the head of state. "Muturi will be the supreme leader and will speak to the entire region on behalf of the president," Muigai, an elder announced. 

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    National Assembly Speaker, Justin Muturi (centre) with a section of Elders from Muranga County during a cleansing ceremony in May 2021
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    Watch Duale speak on Waiguru-Muturi row