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Sunday May 24, 2020 – Agriculture Cabinet Secretary, Peter Munya, has accused Deputy President William Ruto of sponsoring pockets of rebellion in Mt Kenya to oppose President Uhuru Kenyatta’s leadership.
Munya, who was speaking in Meru County on Saturday, said following the ouster of Tharaka Nithi Senator, Prof Kithure Kindiki, as Deputy Speaker in the Senate, Ruto is trying to incite the Meru community against Uhuru.
At the same time, Munya took issue with some leaders from the Meru community who, he said, were using Kindiki’s impeachment for political fame.
“I have seen some people saying that Mt Kenya East region is now being side-lined.”
“The ongoing changes should not degenerate into clan politics.”
“The Government wants to get the obstacles out of the way,” said Munya.
Some of the vocal leaders from the region who have faulted the Head of State over Kindiki’s impeachment include Meru Senator Mithika Linturi.
At least 10 MPs from the region also raised their voices over the matter accusing Uhuru of sidelining the region despite having voted for him overwhelmingly.
Munya said that the MPs were acting on behalf of Ruto who wants to divide the electorate of Mt Kenya region.
The Kenyan DAILY POST