CS Kindiki wades into Mt Kenya politics

Friday, June 7th, 2024 21:14 | By
Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki. PHOTO/@KithureKindiki/X
Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki. PHOTO/@KithureKindiki/X

Interior Cabinet Secretary has waded into the murky Mount Kenya politics, stating that the proponents of the one-man-one-shilling-one-vote do not understand its implications on Kenya's future.

This comes just days after ODM leader Raila Odinga said that the discussion was not a bad idea.

In his argument, Kindiki states that the discussion of equitable resource distribution may work against some of the quarters that are proposing it.

"Proponents of the man-vote-shilling mantra neither understand its implications for Kenya's future nor do they fathom its long-term impact on the parts of Kenya they purport will benefit from it," Kindiki said.

A section of Mt Kenya leaders have proposed the one-man-one-shilling-one-vote idea, arguing that despite being one of the most populous regions in the country, it had not received its fair share of resources.

"The cliché is neither a scientific principle nor is it an economic model of any kind. It is a mantra picked from casual banter and will fall flat when juxtaposed with the constitutional ideals and values upon which our nation is founded," the Interior CS added.

Kindiki's position

On Friday, June 7, 2024, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua said that the equitable revenue distribution discussion was here to stay and that proponents should not be silenced.

“Some leaders are calling me a tribalist probably because the opinion I give seems to be liked by the people from the region where I come from," Gachagua noted.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki. PHOTO/@KindikiKithure/X.

“Raila Odinga has said the same things I said and I have not heard him being called a tribalist. Eugene Wamalwa has said the same and he has not been called a tribalist. Theirs are also opinions and it is not a must that they must be supported,” he added.

According to Kindiki, every part of Kenya is entitled to prosperity and no individual region should place its interests above the others.

"The destiny and success of Kenya is inextricably linked to the destiny and success of each part of Kenya. one nation, one flag, one people," Kindiki added.

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