Mt Kenya region remains united, we will always vote as bloc- Senator Matangi says
Thursday, June 17th, 2021 11:16 | 2 mins read
Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi has downplayed reports that the Mt Kenya region is divided and will most likely not vote as a bloc in the 2022 General Elections.
According to the Senator, since time immemorial, the Mt Kenya region has been and will remain united.
He says the ongoing infighting in the region is a show of democracy and constitutional entitlement that will culminate into a common political stand come 2022.
" We have always worked as one people. There is no one time when we have discussed, disagreed or plotted or even voted separately. This time it won't happen either," he told Citizen TV.
According to Wamatangi, war of words occasioned by the coronation of National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi does not amount to the region being divided.
He also dismissed reports of the region is divided into Mt Kenya East and Mt Kenya West saying that won't happen.
Wamatangi says leaders from the region will conduct internal housekeeping that will see them agree on who to support in the 2022 polls.
But even as Wamatangi insisted the region is united, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua at the same time said Deputy President William Ruto has managed to divide the region.
The Governor says DP Ruto has successfully deployed the divide and rule tactic in approaching the Mt Kenya region politically.
He gives credit to the DP saying the late Retired President Daniel Moi tried for years to get hold of the Mt Kenya region 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.
According to Governor Mutua, the coronation of Speaker Justin Muturi is a political strategy deployed by DP Ruto to divide the Mt Kenya region.