The Njuri Ncheke council of elders now wants the Meru community to take over the country’s leadership after President Uhuru Kenyatta retires.
Led by the Council’s Secretary-General Josphat Murangiri the elders said the Kikuyu have been at the helm for a long time, and it is time they passed the baton.
Speaking in Thika on Saturday, Murangiri said GEMA leadership must alternate between the different region communities for it be binding and long-lasting.
“Ameru, we are stakeholders too, so we ask you our Kikuyu brothers because we have been together all the way, consider us when President Uhuru leaves office,’” Murangiri said.
Although the council did not mention whether they have a Meru candidate in mind, the race for the State House is on.
Among the contenders for the job is Deputy President William Ruto who was on Saturday at the Maua stadium in Meru flanked by Senator Mithika Linturi.
DP Ruto who recently embarked on a countrywide tour is endearing his ‘hustler nation’ tag to the electorate.
He will wrestling Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana, ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua, Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka among others who have vouched interest for the country’s top job in 2022.
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