JUSTIN MUTURI

Ac­cused of clan pol­i­tics

The Star (Kenya) - - News - REUBEN GITHINJI @TheS­tarKenya

The Na­tional Assem­bly Speaker has been cen­sured for lead­ing his clan and Kam­bas in en­dors­ing Run­yen­jes MP Ce­cily Mbarire for Embu gover­nor. Demo­cratic Party na­tional or­gan­is­ing sec­re­tary Njagih Ku­man­tha ac­cused Muturi of tak­ing the county back­wards by try­ing to di­vide the peo­ple along clan lines.

Na­tional Assem­bly Speaker Justin Muturi has been cen­sured for lead­ing his clan and Kam­bas in en­dors­ing Run­yen­jes MP Ce­cily Mbarire for Embu gover­nor.

Demo­cratic Party na­tional or­gan­is­ing sec­re­tary Njagih Ku­man­tha ac­cused Muturi of tak­ing the county back­wards by try­ing to di­vide the peo­ple along clan lines. The crit­i­cism has also been voiced on the Embu Re­formists What­sApp group.

Muturi re­port­edly chaired a day­long meet­ing at the Moun­tain Breeze Ho­tel in Embu on Satur­day, which en­dorsed Mbarire.

Sources told the Star Mbeere North MP Charles Nja­gagua, Embu speaker Jus­tus Mate and Knut Mbeere branch ex­ec­u­tive sec­re­tary Dick­son Mu­runguma were present.

The source said par­tic­i­pants ar­gued Se­na­tor Lenny Kivuti should not be in the gover­nor’s race be­cause he comes from the Mu­rure clan of the Mbeere com­mu­nity.

Ku­man­tha, chair­man of the Mwariama Coun­cil of El­ders, said as a na­tional leader, Muturi should not sup­port any clan.

He said if a can­di­date sup­ported by a cer­tain clan wins, there would be favouritism in ap­point­ments. Ku­man-

/REUBEN GITHINJI

Mem­bers of the Embu Re­formists What­sApp group at the Izaak Wal­ton Inn in Embu town on Mon­day

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