By Allan Wanjiku
Gatanga’s fearless but humble hardworking son Wakili Edward Muriu will on this Sunday host Deputy President William Ruto at the Constituency.
Dr Ruto has avoided the Constituency since the emergence of Tanga Tanga and Kieleweke factions in Jubilee government probably because of the area MP’s firm support on government and the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
But Wakili Edward Muriu who supports the political ideologies of Dr Ruto just came in at the most opportune time and arranged for a series of meeting for Dr Ruto when he will tour Gatanga for a series of economic empowerment programs aimed at uplifting the living standards of women groups and Boda Boda riders before addressing Kirwara and Gatanga residents at the shopping centers.
Both Wakili Edward Muriu and Dr Ruto shares the same political ideologies where both leaders want to the economic empowerment approach changed from up to bottom so that funds will trickle down to ordinary residents direct from the Treasury instead of bureaucracies that tends to deny ‘hustlers’ opportunities to uplift their living standards through national government kitties.
While Muriu has been propagating the pesa mfukoni initiatives like empowering dairy farmers, training of Boda Boda riders on road safety. Pesa Mfukoni Initiatives which is simply geared towards empowering the masses financially.
He has also been supporting the hungry affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in both Gatanga Constituency and larger Muranga County,, providing masks and sanitisers to all 87 primary schools in Gatanga reaching to over 33,000 primary school pupils including the private schools and 1500 teachers.
Wakili also continues to support churches, musicians and the needy cases in Gatanga constituency.
Ruto on his part has promised that he shall set aside Sh100 million that hustlers will get from his adminstration to uplift their ways of life.
Locals and political pundits believe that Wakili Edward Muriu is a fearless but a calm man for his decision of welcoming Dr Ruto to the political base and home turf for Jubilee party power house David Murathe and Peter Kenneth who are both staunch supporters of the BBI and lieutenants of President Kenyatta whose camaraderie with Ruto faded a long time.
The commercial lawyer with over 30 years experience is described by many as visionary, bold, fearless and a friend to all a quality missing in most people in leadership positions.
Ruto is expected to attend a church service at AIPCA Gatura and then proceed to Kihumbuini Ward to lead an economic fundraiser to women groups and will pass through Ndakaini, Ndunyu Chege and Mukarara shopping centers in a meet the people tour with locals.
He will later proceed to Gatunyu shopping center for a Boda Boda Sacco empowerment drive and on his way he is expected to have a stop over at Kirwara and Gatanga shopping centers in an entourage that will comprise of more than 400 Boda Boda riders drawn from every corner of Gatanga electoral unit.
Coincidentally both Dr Ruto’s narrative that Kazi ni Kazi resembles that of Wakili Muriu where he believes sharing is caring and love surpasses earthly riches where both slogans appreciates the human hustles and respects what people do despite their standards. Women and youth Empowerment is is informed By Wakili Edward Muriu’s slogan, Wendani ukirite Gutonga which exemplifies his generosity of the hearts driven by love for the less fortunate.