Inside Politics

Gathoni wa Muchomba criticizes Mt Kenya Foundation members for endorsing Raila

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 10:03 | By
Kiambu Women Representative Gathoni Wamuchomba PHOTO/COURTESY

The political rhetoric in the contest for the presidency ahead of the 2022 general elections continued yesterday after Mt Kenya region tycoons under the Mt Kenya Foundation umbrella gathered for a consultative meeting at Safari Park Hotel with Raila Odinga as the chief guest.

Members of the billionaire club appeared to have endorsed the Orange Democratic Movement party leader, a thing that irked Kiambu Women Rep Gathoni Wa Muchomba.

In a social media post, Wamuchomba says the Mt Kenya Foundation is apolitical and therefore, does not represent the view of the people in the region.

"Dear Mt Kenya Foundation. You have finally declared it's Raila for president. Unfortunately, you are apolitical hence, you do not represent the views of the people from the Mt Kenya region. So statements like 'our people' are inappropriate in such commitments," she stated.

The vocal lawmaker also alleged that the foundation has been blind on important issues affecting the country citing recent demolitions in Githurai and Kahawa West as well as cattle rustling in Laikipia.

She said the foundation has no authority to represent the voices of the people saying she will not be influenced into voting to Raila come next year.

More on Inside Politics