Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and Public Service Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria are scheduled to appear together at the Moses Kuria Peace Tournament at the Kinoru Stadium in Meru on Saturday.

This unexpected collaboration between Kuria and Gachagua, who will serve as the chief guest, is occurring amidst underlying tensions between the two political figures.

The Moses Kuria Peace Tournament aims to promote peace and combat drug abuse, with Gachagua being joined by Mount Kenya governors, senators, and MPs at the event.

The coming together of Gachagua and Kuria is attracting attention due to the political dynamics involved.

During a recent event in Ruiru featuring artist Jose Gatutura, Kuria announced his plans to tour Mount Kenya and engage youths in sporting activities as part of the peace initiative.

He commended Gachagua for his efforts in fighting illicit alcohol and drug abuse in the region, expressing Kenya Kwanza’s readiness to collaborate in this endeavor.

In his recent visits to Embu and Laikipia counties, Gachagua has been focusing on uniting the Mount Kenya region after the 2022 general election.

Addressing youthful leaders on Monday, Gachagua cautioned against allowing external forces to divide the region, highlighting historical divisions that have negatively impacted the community in the past.

He emphasized the community’s full support for President William Ruto for mutual benefit and progress.

Political analyst Albert Kasembeli views the joint appearance on Saturday as a strategic move with significant implications, suggesting a shift towards a more cohesive and influential political force in the region ahead of the next election.

Kasembeli believes that the relationship between Gachagua and Kuria will continue to garner attention, especially if they find common ground.

Former Ichagaki MCA emphasized the importance of unity among Mount Kenya leaders, stating that a fractured political landscape could hinder stability and effective representation.

Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga echoed similar sentiments, urging Mount Kenya leaders to prioritize unity and growth for the region, emphasizing the need to set aside political differences for the greater good.

The recent endorsement from the Gema Council of Elders further underscores the importance of unity within the Mount Kenya region, reinforcing Gachagua’s efforts to foster cohesion and development.

Gema chairman Bishop Lawi Imathiu emphasized that unity in Mount Kenya is non-negotiable, emphasizing its pivotal role in promoting development and stability in the region.

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