Raila Hosts Leaders From Mount Kenya Region Days After DP Ruto was Slapped with Demands by Tanga Tanga MPs from the region

Raila Hosts Leaders From Mount Kenya Region Days After DP Ruto was Slapped with Demands by Tanga Tanga MPs from the region

At a time when DP Ruto is digging in to tighten his grip on the vote-rich Mount Kenya region,former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga has held a clossed-door meeting with leaders drawn from the region in a bid to counter the propaganda spewed by the Tanga Tanga brigade.

Raila noted that for a long time, the country has been sold fear, and it’s time Kenya embraces love and peace.

The ODM party leader made the remarks during a meeting with the Kikuyu Council of Elders, noting that this is the path he has chosen with hius handshake partner, President Uhuru Kenyatta and asked Kenyans to join in the journey towards a united and prosperous nation.

“I enjoyed a thoughtful discussion at my home over a meal with members of the Kikuyu Council of Elders led by their Chair Wachira Kiago. A conversation about moving our Country forward not on the patchy path of tribal lines that have and continue to occasion annihilation.

Raila Hosts Leaders From Mount Kenya Region Days After DP Ruto was Slapped with Demands by Tanga Tanga MPs from the region
Raila Hosts Leaders From Mount Kenya Region Days After DP Ruto was Slapped with Demands by Tanga Tanga MPs from the region

We’ve been sold fear for decades; it’s time that as a people and a Nation we embraced LOVE and PEACE. This is the journey we are embarking on, are you willing to join us as we SIT down and TALK candidly? Nī gatho nī gūcera,” said Odinga.

Present at the meeting was Peter Kenneth, Oburu Odinga, Jeremiah Kioni among others.

The meeting comes at a time of heighhtened political activity with several leaders angling to inherit the Mount Kenya vote-block.

Last week, 48 Tanga Tanga MPs convened at Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua’s home where they agreed on their terms of engagement with DP Ruto who is among those eyeing the region.

During the meeting, the lawmakers agreed that Ruto should choose his running mate from the region and demanded that several positions be allovcated to politicians from the region.

They also wanted to know DP Ruto’s agenda for the region that heavily relies on Agriculture, trade and industry.

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