Appearing on Citizen TV for an interview on Monday, September 27, the Eldas legislator noted that the recent remarks by Kimemia admitting to the existence of the deep state and its influence on the election outcomes, were not only misleading but ones that create imaginary fear and antagonism among Kenyans.
Kimemia, who served as the Head of Public Service and Secretary to the Cabinet under President Mwai Kibaki, admitted that the so called deep state existed and always influenced the outcomes of any elections, and more so the presidential polls.
The Nyandarua Governor, who is privy to top state secrets having served in various capacities under Presidents Kibaki and Uhuru Kenyatta, argued that elections in any country have a lot of interests and the deep state plays a key role in determining their outcomes.
His sentiments did, however, not go down well with other politicians with a section of them condemning him of talking recklessly and making statements that may create a bad blood between Kenyans.
On Friday, September 25, Bahati Member of Parliament, Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri, in a fiery statement, accused a section of the President Uhuru Kenyatta’s as being part of the deep state that is working to block Deputy President William Ruto from ascending to the presidency.
Ngunjiri noted that there were many plans by the deep state to create roadblocks in Ruto’s quest to succeed Kenyatta.
Now, MP Keynan says Kimemia is misleading the country and that his utterances are dangerous.
“The remarks that were made by Governor Kimemia were reckless, untimely and unhelpful in the preparations of the General Election in 2022,” stated Keynan.
“People should not count on the support of the â€œdeep stateâ€, they should count on the votes of Kenyans,” he added.
The legislator further argued that the remarks by the Governor cast a doubt on the credibility of the electoral system, adding that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) should be allowed to run its affairs autonomously.
The IEBC as currently constituted, the MP says, should be able to deliver credible results if it works within the parameters of the law.
“The IEBC under Wafula Chebukati and as presently constituted should be ruthless with the law. It should apply the law as required and ensure that Kenyans get a credible election,” he added.
Keynan was elected on the ruling Jubilee Party ticket and has expressed interest in defending his seat.
Kimemia is allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta and his handshake partner and the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Raila Odinga.
Odinga has expressed interest in the presidency and will face off with DP Ruto in the August 9, 2022 elections.