June 13, 2024
"We want to tell them that ..." - Governor Waiguru Calls Out Mt Kenya Leaders For The Limuru III Summit

“We want to tell them that …” – Governor Waiguru Calls Out Mt Kenya Leaders For The Limuru III Summit

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has warned a group of Mt Kenya leaders about the upcoming Limuru III Conference, which is scheduled for this Friday.

Addressing the press on Thursday, a day before the event, which has since been billed as a socioeconomic and political gathering for the Mt. Kenya region, Waiguru dismissed the conference as mere politics, claiming that Kenya Kwanza leaders were focused on providing for locals.

She stated that she would not attend the event since persons in government did not have time for politics when they were supposed to work for Kenya.

“Sisi tulipeana ahadi kama chama cha UDA during campaigns. Now we are working. Those going around saying sijui Limuru Three, Limuru Two, we want to tell them that at this time, we are working,” Waiguru said.

“Wakati wa kupanga siasa utafika…we are not there yet, we are working so that bei ya unga ishuke. Wakati wa kupanga siasa utafika; sio wakati wa siasa. Wananchi wanataka tutimize ahadi na hapo ndipo tuko.”

The remarks by the Council of Governors chairperson, whose backyard is Mt Kenya, came a day after Public Service Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria joined the list of organizers for the event, whose agenda is unknown.

Kuria stated that the Friday gathering will bring together professionals and businesspeople from Mt. Kenya, as well as religious organizations, to shape the region’s course.

He also stated that a resource-sharing debate would be prominently featured at Limuru III, following Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s ‘one man, one vote, one shilling’ discussion last week.

“We are going to have that debate because it is justified. We must talk about how our people are being given resources under the one-man-one-vote-one-shilling,” said Kuria.

Azimio politicians in the region, led by Narc Kenya Party leader Martha Karua, Jubilee’s Jeremiah Kioni, and former Laikipia Governor Nderitu Muriithi, have been at the forefront in drumming support for the function.

They said the gathering would provide guidance to the Mt. Kenya region and would mark the beginning of anti-government protests against the excessive taxation contained in the Finance Bill 2024.

“We are starting our revolution on Friday and it is part of our home-grown solutions to the high cost of living,” said Kioni.

“Already we are seeing people inviting themselves to our meeting….we have started doing accreditation for the attendees,” Muriithi added.

At the same time, Gachagua and National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wah have expressed their skepticism, claiming that there will be no mechanisms to address the resolutions reached during the conference and that it is a zero-sum game because the resolutions will have no avenue for response.

“We cannot afford as the people of Kiambu, kuingia kwa siasa za ukabila. Unajua kuna wenye walikuwa wakikusanya watu, wakiwaambia kuna Limuru III ati kuenda kuongea mambo ya jamii. Jamii ambayo tutaongelelea ni jamii ya Kenya,” Ichung’wah said.

DP Gachagua added: “The President says a good idea gives way to a better idea. Let my sister Martha Karua, let Jeremiah Kioni instead of coming to disturb the people of Limuru when we are having floods and many other challenges, come we have an office.”

“We want to tell them that …” – Governor Waiguru Calls Out Mt Kenya Leaders For The Limuru III Summit

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