What’s happening on the mountain? More opposition emerges as governor Lee Kinyanjui tells off Muturi ahead of coronation
Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has joined a host of Mt Kenya leaders in criticising National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi over his planned coronation as area spokesperson.
Muturi's enthroning that is to take place today on Saturday, May 22 at the Mukurwe wa Nyagathanga shrine has caused debate and rubbed many the wrong way with leaders from Mt Kenya and Rift Valley claiming the shrine is a holy ground and not a political field.
However, Governor Kinyanjui mocked Muturi's planned crowning which he described as a way of gaining political milage.
"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.
"This medieval approach to politics in a digital age, can explain why our youth are getting restless and disillusioned. They expect leaders to inspire and win their hearts, and not to be imposed.
"Anyone who still believes in this gimmick is a poor student of history. Leaders emerge out of solving situations that affect their regions, common answer to the regional challenges," the governor said.
While stating the attributes of President Uhuru Kenyatta as the current Mt Kenya leader and those of his two predecessors, Kinyanjui said a track record is important when chosing a leader.
"The late Jomo Kenyatta was the liberation leader from the colonial struggle, former President Mwai Kibaki the economy liberator and President Uhuru the savior of the diaspora nation. Please remind us the attributes of the new coronee," Kinyanjui said.
Kinyanjui further said that a generation cannot succeed itself. And that a responsible generation prepares the next, for leadership through mentorship.
"This was called ‘ituaka’, which meant a break from one generation to the next. To my knowledge the new coronee forgot he is the same generation he seeks to replace. But anyway, all dreams are valid," Kinyanjui said.