Even the President trusts me – CS Munya says he is de facto Mt Kenya spokesperson
Agriculture CS Peter Munya has told Mt Kenya residents that he is the spokesperson of the region and not National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.
Munya who was addressing residents at the Meru County Agriculture field day at Maili Tatu stadium in Igembe Central claimed to be the chair of Cabinet Secretaries from Mt Kenya.
“If you don’t know I’m the chairman of senior government officials and cabinet secretaries from Mt Kenya in the government,” Munya said.
The CS further stated that President Uhuru Kenyatta relies on him whenever their is a development agenda in the region.
“When we were in Sagana last time, all the governors were there and the President told them to seat with me and we discussed and built the roads you are seeing,” Munya said.
Speaker Muturi was crowned Mt Kenya spokesperson in May eliciting a myriad of concern from leaders in the region.
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru said that Muturi should have consulted the people of Mt Kenya before engaging in the enthronement.
"These ceremonies will not give him an upper hand because the people of Mt Kenya never had cultural kingpins and spokespersons until the colonialists came and installed the generally unpopular ‘paramount chiefs’,” Waiguru said in a statement.
On the other hand, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui mocked Muturi's planned crowning which he described as a way of gaining political mileage.
"The season for political coronations is finally here. If you realize belatedly, that your dreams still matter, enlist the services of a few cultural leaders to enact a set of well choreographed rituals and alas, you are the new spokesperson for the region," Kinyanjui ridiculed.
The governor further blamed the restlessness among Kenyan youth on installation of politicians as area kingpins giving the example of Speaker Muturis planned crowning.