By Nyambega Gisesa
The irony displayed by Mt Kenya MPs and politicians from the region is wanting.
I have followed closely their political operations as far as William Ruto’s 2022 Presidential bid is concerned and for free I can tell you the guys are insincere.
While in Central or rather Mt Kenya region, the guys NEVER `sell’ Ruto for 2022.They only accompany the DP in the region but to urge the DP to ensure that such and such road is improved…
If history serves me right, in 2002, Kikuyu’s produced more than two Presidential Candidates. There was Kibaki and Uhuru leading the pack..there were kina Mukaru Nganga among others but Kibaki triumphed. We never heard Kikuyu’s tell any of them to drop their candidature. Kibaki won.It meant Kikuyu’s knew who to vote for.No one had to remind them.
Come 2007,Mt Kenya had a record six presidential candidates. Kibaki,Muiru,Kukubo,Matiba and Karani.Uhuru had bolted out to support Kibaki.Mt Kenya were not reminded who to vote for.Kibaki won…we know how.
In 2013, Mt Kenya had its record safe.Uhuru,Karua, Muite and Peter Kenneth were on the presidential ballot. Although PK was seen as a threat, no one asked him to shelve his ambitions.
Come 2017, a record four candidates from Mt Kenya fought for Presidency. Uhuru beat among others Wainaina,Kavinga and Nyagah. We never had rallies condemning the other presidential candidates from the region.Reason? The region knew their preferred choice. No one had to remind them.
Now let’s go back to MPs accompanying WSR for rallies.
As I said in my opening paragraphs, MPs from Mt Kenya only call for Ruto’s presidency while in Rift Valley. This aches my heart. What makes them think Rift Valley don’t make decisions?
Why aren’t they selling Ruto is Mt Kenya or Central Kenya the way they do in Rift Valley?
The other day during a requiem mass of the Late Matiba (RIP), Mt Kenya MPs had the best forum to market WSR the way they tried to during the burial of the Late Kipchoim.
This was one of the biggest concentration of Mt Kenya politicians and general population but they couldn’t do something for William surely?
On that day, (28/04/11) Kiharu MP (Ndindi Nyoro- a very close friend of mine) took his time to ask the DP to help tarmac a Maragi-Gatheru road. I had expected him to tell his people to support WSR in 22. He didn’t.
Surprisingly a day later (29th), Ndindi joined WSR in Uasin Gishu and drummed him support. I was happy.But wait again! Why not the previous day in your home turf?
I called Ndindi. I did so because of our friendhip.Had wanted to pose him this question. He didn’t pick.Surely do you have to ask votes for William in Uasin Gishu?
I haven’t heard any politician from Mt Kenya market WSR on their own.They only come to RV. Why not do it at your home? Kalenjin know what to do.We can have more than two aspirants but we will select the best. Kindly give us room. Show us your support for William in the Mountain.
Sincerely awaiting your answers.Najua hakuna deni.But are you guys technically marketing Gideon?