Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru now claims there are politicians out to cause divisions in Mt Kenya ahead of the 2022 general elections.

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The county boss said the unnamed politicians were behind the continued chaos and disruption of public gatherings which she noted were only happening in the populous region.

The county boss said the chaos was portraying a bad picture of Mt Kenya region which has always remained peaceful even at the height of rising political temperatures in the country.

“I am urging all leaders from the region to remain united and shun those trying to introduce divisive politics in the area. We must guard this region at all cost since it is only here where disruption of public gatherings is occurring, and it continues to dent our community’s image,” Waiguru said on Wednesday.

She spoke at Kerugoya County Referral Hospital during her second year State of the County Address and commissioning of a new theatre at the health facility.

Waiguru's remarks come barely days after chaos erupted during a church service in Murang'a County after Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro and his Nominated counterpart Maina Kamanda fought over protocol.

Nyoro is allied to Deputy President William Ruto-led Tanga Tanga group while Kamanda belongs to the Kieleweke faction which is opposed to the DP's presidential bid.

The governor asked the two warring camps to stop infightings over the 2022 succession debate and wait for direction from President Uhuru Kenyatta who is the region's political kingpin. 

“As leaders from this region, we will be guided by our Jubilee Party leader Uhuru Kenyatta on the best way forward at the general election,” Waiguru said.