National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi was on Saturday, March 6 installed as Mt. Kenya region spokesperson.
In a ceremony presided over by the Njuri Ncheke elders at their shrines in Nchiru, Meru County, Muturi was given the mandate to search for the country’s top seat in 2022.
Agriculture CS Peter Munya was present when Muturi followed in the footsteps of Kenya’s founding President Jomo Kenyatta, retired President Mwai Kibaki and Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi. These are the people to have been coronated by Njuri Ncheke elders.
The race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta as the larger Mt Kenya region’s political kingpin is promising to be a tricky one.
Already, leaders like MP Moses Kuria, Governors Mwangi wa Iria, Kiraitu Murungi, and Anne Waiguru, former CS Mwangi Kiunjuri and presidential aspirant Peter Kenneth have expressed their desire to take over Uhuru’s echelons.
@Mutua016 says, “Speaker Muturi is equal to the task! He gives all members equal chances without biasness. All the best to JB.”
@EmbuChampion opines, “Mt. Kenya politics can be complicated. Speaker JB Mùturi is Embu (from Siakago, Mbeere). Today, he has been installed as Mt. Kenya spokesperson/elder by Nchuri Njeke…begs the question, why not by Embu council of elders?”
@kingsminister77 alleges that Muturi is President Uhuru’s project, “Hon. JB Muturi is just a decoy, standing in for Uhuru for the Time being until BBI takes effect, then step down for Uhuru. If there is anyone so tight with Uhuru outside Gikuyu Land then it’s this guy.”
@Abuga_Makori is delighted by the latest move, “Congratulations Speaker JB Muturi, our incoming Mt Kenya spokesperson. I know you’re able to lead the community.”
@GithaeJimmie says, “Wambugu said “I like JB Muturi a lot and I think he could be a fantastic regional leader after Uhuru. “However, he will need to first lead his home county of Embu from TangaTanga-ism, before the rest of us can consider him as a leader for the region.”
@WaithakaNjoroge thinks that perhaps it is a tall order to be a Mt Kenya spokesperson, “Mt Kenya has never had a spokesman and Muturi won’t be one.”