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Mt Kenya is paying heavy price for not grooming Uhuru’s successor – Moses Kuria

Sunday, May 15th, 2022 10:05 | By
Moses Kuria
Moses Kuria. PHOTO/ File

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria now claims that the vast Mt Kenya region is paying a heavy price for not grooming President Uhuru Kenyatta's successor.

According to Kuria, senior Mt Kenya politicians have spent the better part of the last decade destroying upcoming leaders instead of building them.

"Mt Kenya region is paying a heavy price for not grooming a successor over the last 10 years. And for destroying our leaders instead of building them. For seeing the bad in people instead of the good in them. For all leaders promoting themselves instead of promoting their colleagues. This is a sad day. The only thing left is to ring-fence and salvage our respective counties' leadership," he posted.

Moses Kuria blames senior Mt Kenya leaders for not grooming Uhur's successor
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria PHOTO/Courtesy

Kuria's sentiment comes amid an alleged standoff in Ruto's camp over the suitable candidate for his running mate position.

The Deputy President was set to announce his running mate on Saturday, May 14, 2022, but instead pushed the unveiling to Sunday following an alleged standoff between two rival camps.

The position, which is a preserve of the larger Mt Kenya region, attracted a total of six interested candidates. After robust discussions and several considerations the Kenya Kwanza team reportedly narrowed down to two candidates, Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua and Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki.

A photo collage of Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua and Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki PHOTO/Courtesy

Speaking to journalists from the DP's official residence, Ruto's press secretary Hussein Mohammed confirmed that the camp had finally picked a candidate who will be unveiled on Sunday morning.

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