National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, who is also eyeing the presidency on a Democratic Party ticket, says nothing stops the Mt. Kenya region from producing another Head of State to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August 9th general election.
Speaker Muturi, who was addressing grassroots leaders from Thika, Kiambu County, challenged the region’s electorate to demand more than a running mate’s slot from the presidential aspirants.
He particularly pointed on Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga who are perceived frontrunners in what has been dubbed a two-horse race.
“Sisi kama wakaazi wa sehemu hii na kama Wakenya wengine, tuko na haki na uhuru wa kuomba wadhifa wowote katika nchi yetu…sio kwa viongozi wengine, lakini kutoka kwa Wakenya. Tumesisitiza kwamba ni vizuri watu wa mlima Kenya wafungue macho waone kile kinaendelea katika nchi,” he said.
“Kila sehemu inakuja pamoja katika vyama vya kisiasa ndio wakienda mahali kuzungumza kuhusu uongozi wa nchi hii, hawaendi kama watu binafsi…wanaenda kama vyama vya kisiasa. My point is you must be on the table negotiating for your region, but not on the table as part of the menu.”
By Citizen Digital