Murang’a County Woman Representative Ms Sabina Chege has criticized a section of leaders from Mount Kenya region for “creating unnecessary political divisions.”
Chege has said some leaders have aligned themselves into two political formations dubbed kieleweke and tanga tanga, groups, which she added are only in central region but not in other parts of the country.
Speaking in Murang’a South on Friday, Chege said the two groups are out to derail the development agenda in the region and local leaders should focus on serving their people but not to engage in divisive politics.
“These two groups are just creating unnecessary confusion and enemity within Mount Kenya region. Those engaged with the divisive politics should stop and preach unity in the region,” said Chege.
The region, she reiterated, is fully behind President Uhuru Kenyatta and his development agenda and those claiming that the president’s popularity in the region has gone down, are lost.
“In Mt Kenya region the popularity of the President is high but some people without a clear development agenda are now out claiming the President has lost the region,” posed Chege when she met women groups from Murang’a.
About the prayers which were planned to be held in Murang’a but were put off indefinitely, Chege faulted those who claimed the prayers were meant to crown Deputy President William Ruto in readiness for 2022 general elections.
“The interdenominational prayers which were to be held at Kenol Market and to be attended by the Deputy President were to pray for integration in the country, but some people felt that the occasion was purely politics occasioning the event to be postponed,” added Chege.
She asked leaders from the region to support the president and his deputy in their development agenda and shun from unnecessary politics.
“As other regions are busy working on development projects, our leaders are fighting for supremacy and tarnishing others’ names! We can embark on things which will benefit our people,” she added.
Chege lauded the President for appointing former leaders to head some government agencies, saying those appointed should spearhead development in the region.
“Some of our people have been appointed to key government agencies and it’s my appeal for current elected leaders to work with the new appointees in implementing projects which will benefit our people,” she noted.
By Bernard Munyao