Revealed;Reasons Why Uhuru Kenyatta Has Cancelled Tomorrow’s Meeting With Mt Kenya Leaders at State House
Reports indicate that the meeting will be held at a later date. However, the Head of State and his team did not give the reasons for the cancellation.
The meeting was to be attended by Members of Parliament, Senators, and Governors from the vote-rich region, one week after he endorsed Raila Odinga as his preferred successor.
Speaking on Citizen TV morning show, Kiambu Senator, Kimani Wamatangi, confirmed receiving a text message inviting him to the meeting. He explained that the agenda of the meeting was still unknown to them.
“The text for purposes of clarity is very clearly worded. It invites elected leaders from the Mount Kenya region, from Senators to governors to members of the county assembly, those are the invitees,” he stated.
The meeting was seen as one of the tactics the president is employing to undo gains made by Deputy President William Ruto and his United Democratic Alliance party in the vote-rich region.
Ruto, who is expected to run for the presidency under the Kenya Kwanza coalition, is Odinga’s main rival in the August polls.
Earlier, politicians allied to Ruto castigated the President over what they termed as ‘last-minute intervention’.
Led by Gatundu South of Parliament Moses Kuria, the leaders claim the President had denied the Mt Kenya leaders a forum to engage him about local issues, adding that the last-minute interventions are inconsequential.
“Mt Kenya leaders have been waiting for a proper sit down for 4 years. To call them 143 days before the election and when you have already declared yourself the campaign manager for Kitendawili is contemptuous. With utmost respect and deep regret, just let us be,” Kuria, who represents Uhuru’s home constituency, said.