Some leaders from Mt Kenya area have blasted former Gatanga MP, David Murathe, for saying that the region may uphold ODM’s, Raila Odinga’s presidential bid in 2022.
Talking on Sunday, leaders drawn from six Counties of the vote-rich area said they will back the official bid of Deputy President William Ruto as envisioned by the party during the 2017 General Elections campaigns.
led by their Chairman, Moses Mwenda, the group requested that Murathe halt from settling on matters that affect the region as a whole.
“We want to distance, disassociate and denounce that endorsement made by Murathe.”
“As Mt Kenya Youth Alliance, we are firmly behind the presidential aspiration of Deputy President William Ruto and nobody should purport to have the monopoly of dishing endorsements to other entities unknown to us,” Mwendwa said.
Mwendwa contended that the endorsement of Raila by Murathe was pointed toward satisfying individual interests to the detriment of millions of Kenyans.
“As young people and hustlers of this country, we are not interested in the perpetuation of power among the oligarchy and we will not support such an arrangement.”
“Our candidate is William Ruto because he represents our aspirations and dreams,” he said.