By Ndungu Gachane
Senate Chief Whip and Muranga Senator Irungu Kangata has rubbished a meeting by a section of Mt Kenya leaders who converged at Panafric Hotel Nairobi to discuss succession politics.
The meeting that brought together leaders who were thrown under the bus by the electorate in 2017, four Mt Kenya governors two Cabinet Secretaries and Speaker Justin Muturi came at the backdrop of succession politics and the looming referendum probabilities.
The leaders included speaker JB Muturi, former governors William Kabogo, former Mp Peter Kenneth, CS Mutahi Kagwe, Kirinyaga S Senator Charles Kibiru, CS Peter Munya, Governors Kiraitu Murungi, Lee Kinyanjui, Nderitu Muriithi and Muthomi Njuki and National Assembly majority leader majority leader Amos Kimunya.
According to a source, the leaders hatched a plan to popularize themselves and the BBI politics in Mt Kenya with a view of planning for strategic positions for 2022 politics.
“They met to discuss how they would endear themselves to the President for politics of relevance and lobbying for various positions in the looming reshuffle, they also want to be strategic in Mt Kenya and to have one of them succeed President Kenyatta,” a source told Kkonlinenews.co.ke
However Mr Kangata who is perceived to have the President’s ears and eyes following his new position of whipping Senators to rally behind the President’s agenda in the Senate, rubbished the meeting saying one can’t purport to inherit the President while he is still alive.
Mr Kangata said.. “No meeting in any hotel or stadia can plot successfully to replace Our KINGPIN in Mt. Kenya. “Mundu ndagayagwo e muoyo!”, translating to mean a man is never inherited while he is alive.
The meeting could lead to irretrievable union between the leaders and the President since the President is said to have parted ways with his Deputy William Ruto over plots by Dr Ruto to launch his Presidential campaigns even before Kenyatta’s term comes to an end.
The President is in record of reading the riot act to Tanga Tanga adherents at State House telling them to their face that he will not support a man who will not support his agenda and that he will not pass the leadership mantle to a man who does not wait for his turn.
Mr Kenneth has off late been holding strategy meetings with Musalia Mudavadi I’m bid to deputize him in 2022.