Kimani Wanjohi
Wakili Kimani Wanjohi

We Will Go Where Uhuru Decides – Uasin Gishu GEMA Members

A section of political leaders from the Gikuyu, Embu, and Meru communities living in Uasin Gishu County has affirmed their support for President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The leaders say the President came to their rescue following the 2007/08 post-election violence, and that they remain loyal to him.

Led by lawyer Kimani Wanjohi, the politicians now say they will follow the direction that will be given by Uhuru ahead of the August 9, general election.

Lawyer Kimani Wanjohi at a past press briefing in Eldoret.

Speaking in Eldoret town, Wanjohi further hit out at politicians from central Kenya for trying to dictate their political direction.

“Today as Gema, we want to tell those from Central Kenya that they are free to take the political direction they want, but for us in Uasin Gishu, we are behind Uhuru and where he says we go, that is where we will go,” he noted.

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A majority of politicians from the Mt Kenya region have already aligned themselves with Deputy President William Ruto.

However, there are a number of them still on Uhuru’s side – under the team commonly referred to as ‘Kieleweke’.

Kimani Wanjohi.

Kimani Wanjohi further accused a section of Mt Kenya politicians of attempting to cause divisions among communities living in Uasin Gishu during the recent Eldoret mega rally.

They singled out Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua and Bahati’s Kimani Ngunjiri, for spreading falsehoods against Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Stephen Kihara.

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During the rally, the two MPs claimed the County Commissioner of holding secret meetings in a ploy to cause ethnic divisions.

“You cannot come here and tell us our County Commissioner is bad and that he has ill motives yet we have worked well with him,” noted Wanjohi.

Uasin Gishu County Commissioner
Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Stephen Kihara.

The County Commissioner has since dismissed the allegations and asked locals to ignore them.

Uasin Gishu is a largely cosmopolitan county and was among the worst-hit areas following the 2007/08 post-election chaos that left over 1,000 people dead and hundreds of others displaced.

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