Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi has sent a stern warning to leaders of Tanga Tanga political function of Jubilee party ahead of the next BBI rally that is set to be held in Central region.
Speaking during the launch of a milk processing plant by President Uhuru Kenyatta in his county, Governor Kiraitu announced that he will take on leaders who have been abusing the Head of State adding that he will not allow them to set foot in his county.
“We’re not as foolish as we look. I am a polite man but this time, I’ll even change the colour of my skin. Those who disrespect and insult the president will not be allowed in Meru during the BBI Rally,” said Governor Kiraitu.
We're not as foolish as we look. This time round, I'll even change the colour of my skin. Those who disrespect the president will not be allowed in Meru during the BBI Rally. ~ Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi
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The declaration come at a time when a section of leaders from the Mt Kenya region is aligning themselves with the Deputy President William Ruto over the 2022 presidential race despite numerous warnings from their political kingpin President Uhuru.
The leaders led by Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichunng’wa, Moses Kuria (Gatundu South) and several others have come under criticism for disrespecting the president by continuous politicking.
The warning by the Governor came at a time when the Tanga Tanga leaders had a rough time during the Kitui BBI rally after they were temporarily ejected from the dais.
The leaders including Kuria, Ichung’wa, Senators Kipchumba Murkomen and Aaron Cheruiyot were involved in a push and pull after they arrived at a time when the rally had begun.
The leaders found no seats set for them and forced their way to the podium demanding to be accommodated where their fellow leaders were.
This led to a standoff with the host Governor Charity Ngilu directing a contingent of police officers and organizers of the rally to whisk away Moses Kuria.
In video footage that went viral on social media, the Governor was heard saying that she won’t allow those abusing the Head of State to attend her meeting.
However, according to the Tanga Tanga leaders, Kitui residents intervened forcing the organizers of the meeting to find alternative seats for the leaders.
With the next BBI rally set for Mt Kenya region, it is only a matter of time whether a similar standoff may erupt during the meeting.