Muturi calls for political parties in Mt Kenya to merge
Presidential aspirant Justin Muturi (pictured) wants Mt Kenya region to join one political party.
Muturi who is also the National Assembly Speaker says parties in the larger Mt Kenya region should form one party to increase the region’s bargaining power ahead of the August 9 polls.
In a series of tweets on Thursday after meeting opinion leaders in Lari, Kiambu County, Muturi said the region’s political interests were better protected under one outfit.
“I have no business in fighting other Mt Kenya region parties, let's channel through one voice, one party. Our interest is better protected by ourselves,” he said.
The Speaker who is eyeing the presidency under the Democratic Party of Kenya (DP) ticket, urged the region to take a cue from other regions which have strong parties to push for their interests at the national level.