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By: Kamande Muchiri  @MountKenyaTimes Worth Noting: Ruto has been the single biggest beneficiary of the vote-rich region, but Raila’s entry will complicate his 2022 political matrix. Political analysts argue that the vote-rich region will determine political destiny of the country after August next year, a view Kiriba echoed. “Mt. Kenya region is going to play …

  By: Kimathi Nduru  @MountKenyaTimes Worth Noting: “It was time Murang’a was rewarded since, in 1963, our own Kariuki wa Njiiri stepped down for Mzee Jomo Kenyatta after he was released from prison,” said Mwaniki. Mwaniki said Kenneth was fit to take the position to lead the residents of the Mt Kenya region. “He has …

By: Kamande Muchiri  @MountKenyaTimes Several candidates have declared interest in vying for the presidency in next year’s general election, but the race is shaping up as a contest between Deputy President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga. Raila and his Jubilee friends have painted Ruto and his allies as opportunists who are taking …

By: Kamande Muchiri @MountKenyaTimes Worth Noting: “In this season of high politics, remember, we will not start a new country from the scratch. We will continue collecting Ksh2.6 trillion in tax revenues, spending Ksh1.5 trillion in salaries, Ksh1 trillion in debts servicing, and the balance of Ksh100 billion in pensions,” said Kuria. “Without borrowing, we …

By: Kamande Muchiri  @MountKenyaTimes Worth Noting: On Saturday, DP Ruto declared the area as his stronghold, describing his political rivals, who are now touring the area, as “newcomers”. “He is looking for Google Maps to guide him on the way to the region. While he was away, we built roads, railways and technical institutions. The …

By: Kamande Muchiri  @MountKenyaTimes Worth Noting: “Our meetings with Odinga and OKA was meant to invite them to Mt Kenya to campaign and sell their policies to the people,” the foundation said “We have not decided on who to support. We will make that decision later, and it will include consultations with the people,” Ibui …

By: Justus Obando  @MountKenyaTimes Clerics have banned political leaders from speaking to the congregation from the pulpit, citing increased use of places of worship to promote partisan politics in the run-up to the next elections. The clerics under the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) yesterday said leaders will be asked to do so …

By: Kamande Muchiri  @MountKenyaTimes Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader has dismissed allegations of being President Uhuru’s project. The ODM leader who is expected to make fifth stab at the presidency however remains non-committal on his candidature saying he will consult his supporters first. During an interview with Chamgei FM Wednesday, Raila said he will …

By: Kamande Muchiri  @MountKenyaTimes The country’s next General Election, scheduled for 9 August 2022, is now less than a year away and political alliances and boardroom meetings on who will be President Uhuru Kenyatta’s successor are already in top gear. Kenya in the past has experienced politics of numbers, us versus them and “Tosha” politics. …

By: Kamande Muchiri  @MountKenyaTimes Worth Noting:  “KANU has come here to announce and declare that 20 years of half-time is over. Kanu is here to reclaim its position at the top echelon of the country’s top leadership. Kanu is back!” affirmed Gideon. “We are KANU fresh and with the renewal comes even a greater resolve,” …