Several political players in Mount Kenya region have said that the division in the region will hinder economic prosperity and growth ahead of 2027 general election.
Based on the last general election, the region is not fully united, and is characterized by division along ethnic, tribal, and political lines.
The region is home to a diverse array of ethnic and tribal groups, and each group has its own distinct cultural and linguistic heritage. This diversity has led to a number of social, cultural, and political tensions that have contributed to division in the region.
In addition, the region is politically polarized, with different groups aligning themselves with different political leaders and parties. This has created deep-seated political rivalries that often spill over into ethnic and tribal tensions.
Despite these challenges, there are also efforts underway to promote unity and reconciliation in the region.
Community leaders, civil society organizations, and religious leaders are working to bring different groups together and encourage them to work towards common goals. However, this process is ongoing, and it will likely take time for the region to fully heal and become truly united.
Political analyst James Mwangi has told the writer that the division in Mount Kenya region of Kenya is believed to be breeding ground for hatred due to the Political polarization.
The region is politically divided along ethnic and tribal lines, with different groups aligning themselves with different political leaders and parties. This has created deep-seated political rivalries that often spill over into ethnic and tribal tensions.
Resource competition: The region is rich in natural resources and fertile land, which has led to competition among different ethnic and tribal groups for control of these resources. This has contributed to tensions and conflicts in the region.
Historical animosities: The region has a long history of ethnic and tribal tensions, which have been fueled by historical events and injustices that have taken place in the past. These animosities have often been passed down from generation to generation, and have contributed to the current state of division in the region.
Misinformation and propaganda: The spread of misinformation and propaganda, often spread through social media and other forms of mass media, has contributed to the division in the region by fueling ethnic and tribal tensions.
These factors have contributed to an environment in which hatred and division are widespread in the Mount Kenya region, and have made it difficult for different ethnic and tribal groups to come together and work towards a common goal.