Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi was on Saturday, 6th March, installed as the official Mt Kenya region spokesperson.
Muturi was crowned during a traditional ceremony held at the Njuri Ncheke shrines in Nchuri, Tigania East, Meru County.
Elders from Kikuyu, Mbeere, Kirinyaga, Embu and Meru were present.
They conferred on him the authority to speak on behalf of the region.
Speaking shortly after the crowning, the former Siakago MP said he would work for regional unity.
“Mt Kenya region is united. We are behind President Uhuru Kenyatta and his government. I will promote unity,” he said.
The Kikuyu Council of Elders patron, Captain (Rtd) Kung’u Muigai, said President Kenyatta would be communicating through Muturi.
The cultural coronation was graced by politicians allied to the Head of State.
Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya accused Deputy President William Ruto of disrespecting his boss.
“We know he is currently in Meru sabotaging the government, but we assure you that his visit won’t reap anything. Our people are wiser and know the truth,” he said.
Muturi’s installation could just spark off a heated debate in Mt Kenya, as some of the politicians who have been angling for the position react.
Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo, ex-presidential candidate Peter Kenneth, Narc-Kenya party leader Martha Karua and Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe are among individuals who have been positioning themselves to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.