Governor Mutahi Kahiga claims some people in Ruto’s govt are out to sideline Mt Kenya

Friday, November 18th, 2022 17:34 | By
Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga. PHOTO/Courtesy

Nyeri County Governor Mutahi Kahiga has claimed that there are people in President William Ruto's government who are out to sideline the Mt Kenya region.

During the swearing-in ceremony of the County Executive Committee members of his government in Nyeri, Kahiga said that they had witnessed the sidelining as people were playing political thuggery against them.

"Yesterday, we looked in depth at the happenings in Parliament during the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) nominees elections, and we saw what transpired. We want to say that we are going to walk together in this journey, and still, if we are not needed, we are not married to anyone who thinks that he can take us in rounds," Kahiga said.

Kahiga said that some people in the government were playing games on them and added that they will not allow anyone to undermine them as they will stand united.

"We agreed that we will walk together on this journey, but some people are trying to play dirty games. The marriage is still fresh and if we are not needed, we can walk out," he said.

Kahiga, the chairman of the Central Kenya Governors' forum, bringing together ten counties, said that despite the unity of purpose in supporting leaders from other regions, they will not allow someone to remote control politics in the region.

"Despite our unity with other regions, we want to say that others cannot remotely control us. We will remain united as leaders from this region," Kahiga said.

He said it is for that reason UDA legislators from the region decided to support Kanini Kega in his bid for EALA MP.

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