Governor Mutua: Speaker Muturi’s coronation is Ruto’s strategy to divide Mt Kenya region
Thursday, June 17th, 2021 08:04 | 2 mins read
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua claims that the National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi is working for Deputy President William Ruto.
Speaking to Citizen TV on Thursday morning, the Governor alleges that the coronation of Speaker Justin Muturi is a political strategy deployed by DP Ruto to divide the Mt Kenya region.
He says the ongoing infightings in the Mt Kenya region is part of the wider
scheme by DP Ruto's political handlers to have the region divided ahead of 2022.
"From my talking with the leaders of the Mt Kenya region, they believe
the coronation of Speaker Justin Muturi is a technique put together by DP Ruto. They say the Speaker is working for DP Ruto," he said
Governor Mutua adds the DP has for the first time since independence managed to politically divide the Mt Kenya region.
According to him, the DP has successfully deployed the divide and rule tactics in approaching the Mt Kenya region politically.
He gives credit to the DP by saying the late Retired President Daniel Moi tried for years to get hold of the Mt Kenya region the way Ruto has done but he couldn't manage.
"He has managed to fracture the Mt Kenya region. He has expounded on the divide and rule concept something that Moi never managed to do in his tenure," he said.
His remarks come at a time when the Mt Kenya region is torn between who to support and who to lead the region politically ahead of the 2022 succession politics.
With the retirement of President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022, several politicians in the region have positioned themselves as possible successor of the President.
This has sparked massive division with each leader defending his ability to lead the region.
Claims of one side of the Mt Kenya region being sidelined has also emerged with Meru community leaders threatening to go bare-knuckle against their counterparts if they don't give them their rightful share of the region's leadership cake.
Political pundits argue that the situation might get worse ahead of 2022 when reality knocks in to some leader in the region that they are not part of succession politics equation.