The panic hitting politicians in the region indicates that a frosty relationship between the leaders and the youth is in the offing as the election mood grips the country.
Kenyatta, who is viewed as the de facto leader of the region and its preferred presidential flag bearer, has also been named in the intelligence report as a target of the illegal group.
This has angered the local politicians, who want the police to nip in the bud the activities of the sect before the country goes into the electioneering. “This is very disturbing information, which police should not take lightly. Its members forms a critical component of the voters which we cannot wish away but we must not allow them to go overboard,” said a politician eyeing a seat in Murang’a County.
The politician, who declined to be named for fear of being a target of the group, said it would be naïve for politicians to deny that the members of the group are not usually among their supporters.
“It is something we cannot run away from. What we do not condone is their violent nature, which police should deal with,” said the politician.
An angry Kiunjuri on Thursday demanded that the Government crushes the group now that it has information about its dirty intentions.
He distanced himself from the group saying its members have never supported his political activities in Laikipia.
Speaking to The Standard, Kiunjuri said the onus was on police to investigate the serious claims that there was a plot to disrupt his rallies in Nanyuki.
“This report is very disturbing, there is no time I have associated myself with Mungiki and saying that I have lost their support is very ridiculous,” said Kiunjuri. Kiunjuri who is aspiring for the Laikipia governorship said he was not interested in the votes of the sect members.
“Having been in politics for a long time, if it will take the Mungiki vote for me to get any political seat, then it is better I miss the seat,” said Kiunjuri.