Ruto is dishonest on party issues, Kiunjuri tells Tharaka Nithi voters
The Service Party (TSP) leader Mwangi Kiunjuri has warned Deputy President William Ruto against his clarion call of a 6-piece voting pattern, saying the move is tantamount to weakening Mt Kenya leaders.
Speaking during the opening of TSP offices in Kathwana, Tharaka Nithi County, Kiunjuri said Mt Kenya leaders should be firm in their resolve to protect their political vehicles, as this will earn them respect in the eyes of presidential hopefuls they wish to support.
“Don't say you were frustrated, when you are also trying to frustrate others. It will be dangerous if we all get into one vehicle," Kiunjuri said.
The TSP leader said pre and post election coalitions will be entered into only if there will be existing political parties with backing.
“You may need us huko mbele," he added.
While advocating what he terms as mix-and-catch voting pattern, Kiunjuri said party euphoria may yield poor leaders who only ride on party popularity, but no tangible development records to show.
There are heightened political activities in the MtKenya region, with every political contender jostling to get a share of votes.
The region has also seen many political parties being registered.
Kiunjuri said more political parties should be encouraged.
Kiunjuri further accused the DP of playing double standards by calling for the dissolution of political parties in Mt Kenya while also advocating a working relationship with parties from other regions.