Moses Kuria Moses Kuria, Kimani Ichungwah respond to fiery speech that sent shock waves in DP Ruto’s camp

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DP Ruto's allies had revealed that they are under pressure to stop associating with the DP

File image of Moses Kuria with DP William Ruto play File image of Moses Kuria with DP William Ruto (Facebook)

A fiery speech political future of the Kikuyu community delivered by veteran MP Maina Kamanda at an event attended by DP William Ruto and Uhuru Kenyatta has sent shock waves in DP Ruto’s camp and reignited the 2022 succession politics.

The veteran MP voiced a concern shared by many leaders from the Mt Kenya region, declaring that“We as Kikuyu do not have another leader or spokesman except President Kenyatta…Some people should stop taking Kikuyus for granted. Kikuyus will not to be taken to market place to be sold like commodities”.

Leading the onslaught from DP Ruto’s camp at a time when DP Ruto’s point men from the region have stated that they are under immense pressure from unnamed people to stop associating themselves with Mr Ruto are MPs Moses Kuria (Gatundu South) and Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu).

 “If Kamanda has been selling Kikuyus in some market then it is good to know he has come to the realisation that people are not for sale. The Kikuyu nation is however one of enterprising people who respect and honour hard work and have a dislike for opportunists,” Ichungwah said.

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“I am not aware of a market place, neither a seller, nor a buyer, nor a transaction price for Kikuyus. I am equally surprised to learn that there has been a fight between Kikuyus and Luos. What we have had are candidates from Luo and Kikuyu communities. Some have won and some have lost. Losing an election is not a national crisis to warrant constitutional change.”

DP Ruto will be ken on inheriting President Kenyatta’s support base to see him ascend to the presidency.

play Maina Kamanda. His declaration that Kikuyus are not for sale politically has elicited a shap reaction (Courtesy)


However, he has encountered obstacles in his quest, with several leaders warning that support from the region is not guaranteed.

Early this year, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko emerged with sensational claims of powerful forces from State House keen on scuttling DP Ruto’s 2022 bid naming Karanja Kibicho among those opposed to the DP’s political ambitions.

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