National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi on Friday received yet another political boost after Members of Tharaka Nithi County Assembly endorsed him as the next Mt.Kenya kingpin.
The endorsement is the second in a row after he was installed by the elders as the regional spokesperson a month ago. The elders placed him as the most preferable politician to take the mantle after President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Led by the county speaker David Mbaya, the twenty MCAs threw their weight behind Muturi saying he stands above the rest politicians who are eyeing the region leadership.
However, the Tharaka Nithi endorsement to choose Muturi over their own senator Kithure Kindiki could be an early indicator that Kindiki could have lost interest in national politics.
According to sources, Muturi’s key supporters in the house hinted at being behind the move after Kindiki showed interest for top county office in 2022.
The MCAs claimed that Muturi is the most capable of taking a top office and represent the Mt.Kenya in nationally.
“For the last 60 years, this region has been escorting our neighbours from the west to clinch to power now it our time to elevate one of our own to represent us on the top and Muturi is equal to task ,” added David Mbaya Majority leader .
Muturi thanked the MCAs and urged them to focus on development and delivering services to the people.
“When elders and leaders chose you, just know you have also been chosen by God. I am ready to follow the calling and unite the region and also support national development for the benefits of our people and the country,” said Muturi.