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The Mountain is ours not Ruto’s, CS Munya says

 AGRICULTURE Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya has hit out at Deputy President William Ruto who said that Mt Kenya region was his political backyard. 

 Agriculture CS Peter Munya. Photo/COURTESY

Munya said that the region needs to have a structured dialogue of what they stand to gain from the presidential contestants looking for votes in the highly populated region.

The former Meru governor said that they too like all other regions in Kenya deserve roads, hospitals and education services from the government.  He appeared to favour his backyard saying that even if other regions deserve a slice of Kenya’s cake, the positions ought to be shared on the basis of the numerical strength of votes cast.

“Don’t accept the agenda of dividing us. Some people are going round saying the mountain is theirs. Is that possible? Let us respect one another even if we don’t do anything else”, said the CS.

Munya tore into Ruto’s forays into Kajiado county saying that he went too far to visit Kajiado East MP Peris Tobiko’s home without the knowledge of her husband Mr Kishanto Ole Suuji. “There are things of nation and clan. But one’s home is his. He is the king there. It is respectful to inform him that you are coming. If he says no, please do your meeting elsewhere,” said Munya suggesting that DP and Mrs Tobiko should have met at a nearby place such as a primary school and not at home of the Kajiado MP.


On October 1, the legislator’s MP husband Mr Kishanto Ole Suuji reported Ruto to police for a trespass offence saying his wife did not inform him about the meeting at his home. Mrs Tobiko decamped from Jubilee party to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party and will be vying for gubernatorial position in the county of Kajiado.

Kajiado East MP Peris Tobiko (left) decamped from Jubilee to UDA which is DP Ruto's political vehicle in his presidential bid. Photo/COURTESY

Mt Kenya currently lacks a formidable presidential candidate and is keen on supporting a contender who will cater for its interests. Mr Munya says that they should agree what is in the next government for them before they support any presidential candidate. He further says that if the candidate does not agree to their demands, they will abandon the said presidential candidate.


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