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Mt Kenya can't afford being out of government, says Kimemia

He called on leaders and residents to vote for one candidate who has their best interests at heart

In Summary

•The governor extended an olive branch to leaders allied to the Deputy President William Ruto Tanga tanga political faction to join the winning side. 

•He urged the Senate to make sure that it lobbies for the annual increment to the counties so that the devolved units can achieve their development agendas.

Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia at his office in Ol-Kalou.
Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia at his office in Ol-Kalou.
Image: LOISE MACHARIA

Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia has said Mt Kenya region will vote as a block in next year's general election.

Kimemia said the region cannot afford to be out of government.

He said if there is a time the region will vote as a united front, then it is in the 2022 General Election.

The governor whose county is in the Central Region Economic Bloc said the region will do whatever it takes to ensure that it forms the next government.

Kimemia who is supporting Raila’s 2022 presidential bid said a major revolution will take place in the country and the vote-rich region must make sure it's in the next government.

He spoke during the homecoming of Jubilee nominated Senator Isaac Ngugi.

Kimemia said politics is about interests.

He called on leaders and residents to vote for one candidate who has their best interests at heart.

The governor extended an olive branch to leaders allied to the Deputy President William Ruto hustler movement to join the winning side. 

He urged the Senate to make sure that it lobbies for the annual increment of allocations to the counties so that the devolved units can achieve their development agenda.

Kimemia said the Council of Governors was concerned that counties were not getting an annual funding increment. 

The governor said the Commission for Revenue Allocation should use the 35 per cent revenue allocation formula that had been proposed in the BBI and supported by a majority of county assemblies.

Ngugi who was nominated by the Jubilee party to replace Senator Isaac Prengei said it would be painful for Mt Kenya people to decide not to be in the next government.

 

Edited by Kiilu Damaris