Former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary has said President Uhuru Kenyatta will go home when his term ends whether he likes it or not. The former Cabinet Secretary blasted those hoodwinking the President to extend his term saying Mt. Kenya and Kenya at large does not have shortage of leaders.
Kiunjuri was speaking in Kagwe Kiambu county during the burial of the late Ruth Wanjiru Iraya, the mother to Joseph Wainaina, an Eldoret businessman. Kiunjuri castigated the proponents of constitutional amendments saying they are selfish and power hungry individuals and that Kenya is bigger than selfish ambitions of an individual. Kiunjuri was unceremoniously sacked by the President in recent cabinet reshuffle.
“Kibaki led us for 10 years and he left. Even if you rule for 20 years, you will not finish working for Kenyans. Moi ruled for 24 years but he did not finish work–we are still building roads, investing in healthcare, agriculture”, he said.
“Even Uhuru will finish his term and go, whether he likes it or not. Kenya does not belong to an individual and we cannot be changing the constitution every time Raila feels so”, he added.
Kiunjuri reiterated the regions commitment to back DP William Ruto for the top seat come 2022 saying he has demonstrated unparalleled workmanship and friendship to the people of Mt. Kenya. Other leaders present included Nyandarua governor Francis Kimemia, Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandago, and several members of parliament.
Mwangi Kiunjuri is positioning to be the regions kingpin at the time when the region lacks a person to succeed President Uhuru. The leadership void has led to constant bickering with various factions jostling to fill the leadership vacuum. Kirinyaga governor Ann Waiguru is being fronted by Kieleweke allied MPs to be the region’s spokesperson. Waiguru has already declared interest in representing Mt. Kenya at the national table under the BBI.