For the first time, a group of leaders from Mt Kenya have named two priority areas on which they would like a committed presidential candidate to fulfil being; disputable revenue sharing and representation.
Led by Narc Kenya Leader Martha Karua in a meeting held in Naivasha, the leaders said they want equity sharing in representation as well as fairness in sharing of resources
“We want equity in representation as well as equity in sharing of resources and development,” said Karua.
Karua added that they are working on a blueprint that they would like to share with the presidential candidates in their bid to identify who is ready to work with them.
“We are working on a blueprint, which has identified areas that we feel should be addressed in Mt Kenya and shall soon be sharing it with various candidates.”
Their meeting comes a day after Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi held a consolidative meeting with ODM leader Raila Odinga and ANC Musalia Mudavadi, saying his people will vet all presidential candidates based on their policies and ideologies.
“It has been necessary to invite and listen to all presidential contestants in next year’s general election so that the people of Meru can listen and vet them directly this time. Going into the election this time around, we in Meru have decided to do things differently,” Kiraitu said.
The Naivasha meeting was also attended by The Service Party leader Mwangi Kiunjuri, Chama Cha Kazi chairman Moses Kuria, new entrants including former Tetu MP Ndungu Githinji, Kiambu Town MP Jude Njomo and former Kiambu governor William Kabogo.
Martha Karua was named as the forum's spokesperson and pledged to safeguard the political stand of the region.
Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga have locked horns in the region that is projected to have six million votes.