Kiambu MCAs explain why they skipped Ruto tour
Four MCAs in Kiambu County have explained why they skipped Deputy President William Ruto’s (pictured above in Kiambu) tour of the region.
The four out of the five MCAs in Kikuyu Constituency skipped Ruto's tour in the area on Wednesday, citing retrogressive policies by the second in command in his campaigns.
Ruto and his Tanga Tanga brigade, comprising MPs and aspirants from Kiambu, were in the region to popularise his United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party in a tour that saw him visit Kikuyu and Limuru constituencies.
However, while efforts had been made to reach out to all MCAs in Kikuyu to ensure they attended, only Kikuyu Township MCA Henry Kagiri, an ally of former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu showed up.
Kinoo MCA Kimani Wanjiku, Karai's Samuel Mugwanja, Sigona's Naftali Ngugi, and Peter Kioi from Nachu were absent during the rally indicating their non-committal to the UDA party.
Kimani said a majority of the MCAs in Kiambu County were supportive of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his agenda, adding that attending DP rallies would be supportive of his continued disrespect to the Head of State.
"We did not attend that rally because we don't subscribe to the Ruto's philosophy nor do we trust him. We are strongly behind our President, Uhuru Kenyatta and anyone undermining him is our enemy," Kimani said.
Several MPs from the county
also gave the tour a wide berth, leaving the DP to be only accompanied by
affiliated MPs including Githua Wamacukuru (Kabete), Kimani Ichung’wa (Kikuyu),
John Kiarie (Dagoretti South), Gathoni Wamuchomba (Kiambu Woman Rep), Ndindi
Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira), Alice Wahome(Kandara), George Koimburi (Juja), Charles Njagua (Starehe), former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and lawyer Nelson Havi.