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Kanini Kega defends Junet for saying Raila presidency belongs to Nyanza

Sunday, October 24th, 2021 18:20 | By
Kieni MP Kanini Kega at a past national assembly committee meeting Photo/PD/SAMUEL KARIUKI

Kieni Member of Parliament Kanini Kega has defended Suna East MP Junet Mohammed for saying Raila presidency belongs to Nyanza

Kega claimed the statement by Junet was in jest and both the mountain and Lake remain united, urging Kenyans not to create a mountain out of an anthill with the statement.

"The Lake and the Mountain remains united. Baba is a statesman. My colleague Junet statement was in jest. Let's not create a mountain out of an anthill," Kega said.

The statement by the ODM legislator has not augured well with a faction of politicians, mostly from Ruto's hustler nation camp.

Junet found himself at the centre of criticism after his remark during a fundraiser in Nyamira county, presided over by ODM leader Raila Odinga and Interior CS Fred Matiang'i.

The ODM lawmaker jokingly claimed that should former prime minister Raila Odinga bag the presidency, power will be centred in his Nyanza backyard.

The outspoken politician also jokingly told Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, who was also present at the event, that he will soon come to the region as a visitor once Raila rises to the helm of the country's leadership.

Junet added that Kagwe's people (Mt Kenya locals) have enjoyed the trappings of power for more than 20 years, and it is now the turn of Nyanza residents to enjoy power should Raila assume office in 2022.

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