Wednesday May 8, 2019-A section of leaders from Mt Kenya region have proposed the man who should be Deputy President William Ruto’s running mate in 2022.
Ruto has already declared that he is interested in succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta but he is yet to declare his running mate in what is expected to a hotly contested presidential election.
Now speaking on Monday, Mbeere North MP, Muriuki Njagagua, said Mt Kenya region will fully support Ruto if he picks Speaker of the National Assembly, Justin Muturi.
According to Njagagua, Muturi who comes from Embu County, has not been implicated in any corruption and has a wealth of experience gained in public service for many years.
Njagagua was supported by Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungw'a, who noted that Embu County has faithfully supported past regimes and should be considered for the running mate position.
"Embu county residents cannot be taken for granted. They supported Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, [Daniel] Moi and [Mwai] Kibaki’s regimes and overwhelmingly voted for the Jubilee government. What Embu people will decide is what we shall go by," Ichungw'a said.
National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga, is also expected to contest for the presidency in 2022 and he will be smiling all the way to the bank if Ruto chooses Muturi as his running mate.
The Kenyan DAILY POST