The political analyst taking to his Twitter account accused DP Ruto for turning the Kikuyu community against President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Kikuyu anger is manufactured by Ruto. Under Moi, the price of coffee per Kilo was Sh 0.5. During Kibaki’s second term, it shot to Sh 2.5 per Kilo.”
“Under Uhuru, the farmer is getting Sh 118 per Kilo or 50 times under Kibaki. Is this bottom -up economics?,” Mutahi tweeted.
Previously, Mt Kenya region coffee farmers used to earn peanuts but since Uhuru revived the coffee sector, farmers have been receiving good credit from the trade.
This has earned Uhuru accolades with Murang’a Senator, Irungu Kang’ata saying that the region will not support Ruto’s presidential bid blindly.
“Although most of us from the region are supporting Ruto, our final decision will be pegged on what a particular candidate offers us.”
“We have already given our demands to Ruto, and will do so to others,” Kang’ata said.