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Kamanda raises storm after saying Mt Kenya votes are not up for sale - 3 months ago, 14 Oct 02:00

By: Wanjohi Githae

Long-serving MP Maina Kamanda’s speech that Kikuyus are not for sale politically at the burial of Benga musician Joseph Kamaru on Thursday sent shock waves across Mt Kenyatta region.

His words brought to the fore a debate that has been raging on what exactly will be the political direction Mt Kenya region will take after the exit of President Uhuru Kenyatta from the political scene.

Since 2013 up to the election day in 2017, Mr Kenyatta used every opportunity to remind everyone that his preferred successor was his deputy William Ruto.

He would say this both in Mt Kenya region and other parts of the country. When campaigning in Central Kenya, he would switch to Kikuyu in the presence of Mr Ruto and beseech voters to vote for him and in 2022 they should also prepare to vote for “kamwana gaka” (this young man).

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