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Lack of presidential candidate in Mt Kenya to blame for voters’ apathy –Mwangi Kiunjuri

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TSP party leader Mwangi Kiunjuri has said that the lack of a presidential candidate from the Mount Kenya region ahead of 2022 can be blamed for low turnout in voter registration.

Kiunjuri said that MT Kenya leaders appear to be dragging their feet during the mass voter listing exercise.

Kiunjuri said that the voter apathy in Mount Kenya is attributed due to the lack of a presidential candidate as it has been the norm in past.

He said that as much as the region is divided between presidential candidates, leaders should speak in one voice.

“People are concentrating on how they will be voted in 2022 instead of who will vote for them, “he said adding that, TSP is planning to hold aspirants’ forums that will help in mobilization exercise.

Kiunjuri has been traversing the region campaigning for Kenyans to register as voters ahead of next year general election.

Speaking on Saturday during the burial of Sisimunda Muthoni in Mberee, Embu county, Mwangi Kiunjuri said no politician is sure of getting votes from the populous Mt Kenya region.

He has stated that no politician vying for the presidency has the votes of the Mt Kenya region.

“Nobody should boast of being the kingpin of Mt Kenya region. How can you boast of being the kingpin of Mt Kenya region when you are yet to be voted for,” Kiunjuri said?

About two months ago, Kiunjuri, Martha Karua and Moses Kuria formed the Mount Kenya unity forum to push for the region unity ahead of 2022.

Other party leaders expected who are members of the unity forum includes former Embu Senator Lenny Kivuti (Rebuild and Restore Party), Esau Kioni of the Democratic Party (DP), Mpuru Apuri (National Ordinary People Empowerment Union, NOPEU) and Thuo Mathenge (The New Democrats).

Mount Kenya has been restless over its future as President Uhuru Kenyatta’s term comes to an end in August next year.

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