The legislator, who is also the chair for the National Treasury committee in parliament, made the claims today morning when a section of Mt Kenya leaders met to discuss what they called “the region’s unity of purpose”.
Ruto’s entourage was momentarily blocked while heading for a church service in Naromoru on Sunday, September, 5.
Immediately after the incident, Ruto allies blamed the chaos on Kanini Kega, accusing him of hiring the youth who lit bonfires and attempted to block the road.
â€œYou have seen for yourself in a clip circulated online. The MP for Mathira, Rigathi Gachagua called on his goons who he had imported from Murangâ€™a and Mathira to cause mayhem,â€ Kanini reiterated.
In the clip, Gachagua is captured in Naromoru, calling upon his supporters, whom he asked if they were prepared.
â€œThey had a meeting yesterday in Aberdare, in my constituency,â€ said Kanini.
Besides visiting Kieni, the DP made several trips around the region from Kenol in Murangâ€™a County to Kirinyaga and finally to Githurai, Kiambu County.
In Githurai, the DP received a rousing welcome, causing a massive traffic jam on the busy Thika Superhighway.
â€œDo not express your frustration on us. The frustration is over the dwindling support in Mount Kenya. We know how it started in 2007, it all started in the church,â€ Kanini warned, with Nyeri Mp Wambugu Ngujiri echoing the same sentiments.
Additionally, The Service Party (TSP) leader, Mwangi Kiunjuiri cautioned the DP not to be overconfident and imagine that he had conquered the mountain.