Warugongo is involved in a turf war with James Mathenge Simon who is aspiring to be the Kieni MP and has always claimed close links with Uhuru.
But during his tour of the region, Uhuru sought to clarify that all aspiring politicians should tell people what they would do for them rather than use his name to gain popularity.
“We are in a democratic system where the people will decide who their leader is. This should be judged by his ability to perform,” said Uhuru.
He added: “We should avoid rhetoric and instead tell people what you are going to do for them. That is the only way we are going to realise development.”
But speaking at Sipili Township in Laikipia West during a UDF rally, Kioni observed that many political aspirants, especially those in Central Kenya do not want to tell local residents the reality.
He described most of the aspirants as self-seekers clinging to an individual’s party to attain positions on his goodwill.
help of others
“You have to be wary of these kind of people who are only interested in power without being mindful to the welfare of the people in the region,” he said.
The legislator gave an example of how bad leaders came to be with 1992 presidential aspirant Kenneth Matiba who was tortured during the struggle for multipartyism, adding that those who attained seats under multiparty democracy think less about him.
“Similar politicians are there even today. Once they get to Parliament, Senate, County Assembly and Kenya burns, they won’t care. They’ll already have got what they wanted,” he said.
Muriithi said following the promulgation of the new Constitution, no single community will ever form a government on its own without the help of others.
“Don’t be cheated that Mount Kenya region can get more than 85 parliamentary seats out of the proposed 349, even if they follow each other like safari ants,” he said.