Drama and chaos ensued in Murang’a today as Governor Mwangi Wa Iria’s supporters clashed with area Mp Alice Wahome’s supporters chanting pro-Ruto slogans.
Governor Wa Iria has severally warned that Murang’a remains a no go zone for anyone who does not agree with President Uhuru and the BBI initiative.
The drama began when Wa Iria accused Alice Wahome and the tangatanga faction of disrespecting Uhuru in his backyard.
This did not go down well with those affiliated to the Tanga Tanga group, who started chanting pro-Ruto slogans.
An ugly confrontation ensued between the two factions, with several people injured in the fracas.
It’s obvious that Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria is so much worried about the rising popularity of William Ruto in his home ground.
This may severely hurt his bargaining power for any of the top seats post 2022.
President Mwangi Wa Iria
A few weeks ago, Governor Mwangi wa Iria declared his interest to run for President through his CRP Party.
Wa Iria argues he has the capacity to vie for Presidency in 2022 to take over from President Uhuru Kenyatta after his 10-year term expires with hopes to transform the country.
It is for this reason that Wa Iria has always called upon the Mt Kenya region leaders to respect President Uhuru so that he can deliver his promises in the remaining two years.
Wa Iria has also vowed to mobilize all local leaders to speak in one voice on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report.
He has consequently been organizing several meetings with efforts to convince the locals and leaders to support the initiative.
MPs, Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Alice Wahome (Kandara) and Mary Waithera (Maragua) are said to be a thorn in the flesh for Wa Iria.
The MPs are ardent supporters of Deputy President William Ruto and are among those vowing to hold parallel BBI forums.