Meru leaders push for Kithure Kindiki to be Mt. Kenya East kingpin

A section of leaders from Meru County Assembly and the National Assembly are pushing for CS for Interior, Kithure Kindiki, to be the Mt Kenya East kingpin. Mt Kenya East is made up of Embu, Tharaka Nithi, and Meru Counties with a population estimated at more than 2.5 million people. Even though his appointment as the region’s most powerful ministry in command does not automatically confer on him the region’s leadership mantle, his recent actions point to a kingpin in the making.

Led by the speaker of the county assembly of Meru, Ayub Bundi, they said those who seem to be at the top have been knocked out by age, saying Kindiki is a young and energetic leader.

“We will talk in one voice as Meru, Tharaka Nithi, and Embu community and say you are our leader and you will represent us at the negotiations table,” Ayub said. He added that they will support him and urged Kindiki to be courageous for his leadership skills have been recognized through his ranking on performance.

On his part, Tigania East MP Mpuru Aburi said to President Ruto that if there will be any consultation concerning the region communities to be given to, it must go through Kindiki.

“When other leaders talk, they talk of Rift Valley, Central Kenya, coast province, and us as Embu, Meru, and Tharaka Nithi, we want to say our leader is Kithure Kindiki,” said Aburi.

Kindiki nailed the points by saying he has heard all they have requested of him and asked them to pray for him. He vowed to work hard for the sake of the people of the region and the country as a whole, not to let them down. Kithure Kindiki, Peter Munya, and Justin Muturi were fronted as region kingpins before they left active politics to join the government.

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