Section of Mount Kenya leaders have dismissed deputy president William Ruto call for a six-piece voting pattern come 2022 general election.
Speaking to Star on Monday, The Service Party (TSP) leader Mwangi Kiunjuri, they claim that, directing Kenyans on voting pattern is one way of killing democracy.
He said that in 2022, the election will be mixed and matched as Wanjiku won’t be dictated on what to do.
He said that Wanjiku should be allowed to elected to elect leaders that they deserve who will help them achieve growth.
“The current 6 piece politicians that we elected in 2017 can’t stand on their own as they are controlled like robots by their masters, “he said.
“I don’t agree with DP Ruto clarion call for Kenyan to elect six-piece leaders, “he said.
He said that the TSP party has been holding civic education across the Country urging Kenyans to elect leaders with a good reputation.
The Party of Democratic Unity (PDU) Isaiah Gichu has also said that the call for a six-piece voting pattern is discriminatory.
He said that the DP is misleading Kenyans and the call for six-piece is being selfish.
Gichu said that democracy is when allowing even the small parties to thrive and not oppressing them.
“Ruto should not be selfish, he should let the small parties thrive and promote democracy,” Gichu said.
He said that rampant rigging of nominations in the past dealt a death knell to the six-piece voting because the so-called political kingpins had their preferred candidates.
He added that Wanjiku should not be dictated on what to do as he knows his democratic right.
“In 2013, it was mix and match and the government was well run unlike in 2017 where leaders pushed for six pieces, we will have the repeat of 2013 where small parties had representations in the government, “He said.
The New Democrats (TND) National Chairman and Nyeri gubernatorial aspirant Thuo Mathenge has said that big parties in 2022 will be in for a big surprise as Kenyans won’t be cheated again.
He said that their preferred six-piece voting belongs to the past and Kenyans are beyond it.
There will be many candidates in 2022 who will be elected from smaller parties, “he said.
“Young voters can now make better choices because they have a better understanding of the persons involved in local politics and information is also freely available,” he said.