Political Expert Herman Manyora has alleged that political leaders from Mt Kenya Region Leaders who are allied to Deputy President William Ruto are eyeing two top positions if they must support him in 2022.
The leaders led by Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua last week confirmed that they are strategizing to negotiate with Ruto before they support his presidential ambitions.
Through his you Tube Channel on Saturday, Manyora claimed that the leaders want confirmation that if they pledged to rally behind the Second in Command, they will benefit by getting either one or two slots once the BBI proposals about expanded executive are implemented.
“The Mount Kenya leaders specifically want to be assured that they will be given the positions of Deputy President to the Former Central Province and perhaps the Prime Minister from Mount Kenya East which comprises of the Meru, Embu, and Tharaka Nithi among other political demands.”
In a past publication by the Standard, the leaders from the Mt Kenya area hinted that they were endorsing the Former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri and an advocate of the High Court Martha Karua to take up the positions of the Deputy President or the deputy Prime Minister once BBI passes the referendum.