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Do not put your eggs in one basket – Mt Kenya region told

A section of Mt Kenya leaders have cautioned area residents against joining one party to vote as a block come to the general elections.

The leaders cautioned that doing so would be tantamount to putting all their eggs in one basket yet the risk was so high.

Led by the National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, the leaders however said coming together as a region was healthy before the general elections.

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi addresses the congregation during the service at St Thomas Cathedral Church in Kerugoya

Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri who kicked off the conversation said if the region was to be buddled into one house that belonged to another family head, it would be easier for them to be kicked out at will as well.

“By the region joining a single party ahead of the general elections, the residents risked being kicked out after winning the vote since the family head will be viewing us as outsiders at the time of sharing positions,” Ndambiri said.

Speaking at the St Thomas Cathedral during the Kirinyaga Anglican Church Diocesan Education Day in Kerugoya town, Ndambiri commended the Narc Kenya Leader Martha Karua for declining to collapse her party in the 2013 general elections.

“Narc Kenya has remained relevant to date after Karua stood firm and maintained she did not require collapsing her party   to form a big coalition that won the 2013 general elections and which is now in a limbo,” Ndambiri said.

Karua on her part said although she was a national figure, all her energies were now fully focused on capturing the Kirinyaga Gubernatorial seat.

She told the gathering that it was true she went for the presidential seat in 2013 but lost “but this time   around all my energy is geared towards wrestling the Kirinyaga gubernatorial seat from Anne Waiguru come the general elections”.

Muturi on the other hand, said those seeking for any elective positions should be men and women of high integrity, disciplined and orderly in order to achieve prosperity.

He said all those with their political parties were free to form them within Mt Kenya region but should join hands before the general elections for a common purpose.

The Speaker urged the local residents to support his Presidential bid when time comes.

Kirinyaga Central MP Munene Wambugu steered off politics, but instead mentioned a fire that happened in his constituency killing two people.

He said he was heavy following the deaths from a fire tragedy adding 20 more families had been left homeless by the fire that broke out within Blue Canyon Estate in Kerugoya town.

The Legislator called on well-wishers to send urgent food aid and other related assistance to support assist the affected families.

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