A section of Mt Kenya leaders allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta met on Saturday, July 24 at the Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) grounds in Meru County to strategize on how to solidify support ahead of the 2022 General Election.
They also discussed on ways to lock outsiders out of the region.
The meeting convened by Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya was attended by three elected governors including Governors Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga), Lee Kinyanjui (Nakuru) and James Nyoro (Kiambu).
Also present was; Deputy Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu Murang'a Woman Rep Sabina Chege, former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo, Kieni MP Kanini Kega among others.Murang'a Woman Rep Sabina Chege during a meeting held by Mt Kenya leaders at Kemu University on Saturday, July 24
Speaking to the audience, the Murang'a Woman Rep acknowledged that it was a bad show for the Jubilee party to lose the Kiambaa by-elections.
She requested leaders, specifically Cabinet Secretaries, to go back to the grassroots and show Kenyans work they have done since they were appointed to their positions.
"Some CSs just stay in the office instead of highlighting some of the projects they have done so that Kenyans can also see that the Jubilee government has worked hard.
"Others just discuss politics when they go to the grassroots," Chege stated.
On his part, CS Peter Munya took a swipe at Deputy President William Ruto's bottom-up approach saying that it was nothing new.
"Some individuals were always complaining that the Agriculture sector was stagnant and not working. Now that we have streamed-lined the sector, they are quiet and shouting 'bottom,'" he stated.
The leaders agreed that they would be hosting such kind of meetings, noting that the next destination would be in Laikipia County.
They reiterated that President Uhuru Kenyatta should be respected, being the symbol of national unity in the Country.
"We want to move to the next level. We cannot move from aspiring to be digital to campaigning for things," Munya stated.
Some leaders from Meru, including senator Mithika Linturi and Deputy Governor Titus Ntochiu, indicated that they were not invited for the meeting.
Linturi stated that the leaders should not have converged to tell leaders which direction to take ahead of the 2022 elections.Mt Kenya leaders arrive for a meeting at Kemu University on Saturday, July 24.
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