Murang’a gubernatorial hopeful Irungu Nyakera pokes holes in Raila-Mt Kenya Foundation meeting

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 09:18 | By
Former Planning Secretary Irungu Nyakera has been appointed chairman of the Farmer Party.PHOTO/COURTESY

The former Principal Secretary in the State Department of Transport Irungu Nyakera has criticised the manner in which Mount Kenya Foundation meeting at Safari Park Hotel was conducted on Tuesday.

According to Nyakera, no youth was allowed to speak at the event that brought together tycoons from the region and ODM leader Raila Odinga as the chief guest.

"The consultative meeting did not entertain a single question or comment from attendees.

"It’s therefore evident that prior meetings had been held by the relevant “Mt Kenya functionaries” and attendees were only invited to endorse the minutes of those meetings," he said.

He further said the meeting was not gender sensitive since one woman was allowed to speak.

"Raila said youth lack experience and that’s why they should remain patient as the elders speak to them," he added.

He, however, said Raila has made major inroads in the Mt Kenya region and he may get some votes in 2022 general elections.

"My conclusion is that Baba has now been demystified and looks electable even in Mt Kenya.

"I also think Baba is not a bad man. But the people selling him don’t mean well for him. They are not in touch with Wanjiku. He should fire them and find new advisers," he said.

Nyakera is hoping to succeed Mwangi Wa Iria as Murang'a Governor in 2022.

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