By Paul Ndung’u
Jubilee nominated MP Maina Kamanda seems to have been alerted of a plot to disrupt a service at a Nanyuki AIPCA church he attended on Sunday morning.
Privy of the plan, allegedly hatched by Laikipia Woman Rep Cate Waruguru, the Kieleweke member arrived early and the would-be ‘demonstrators’ arrived when he had just slipped out of the church through a back door.
According to residents who spoke to K24 Digital, word had been spread that Kamanda, who was involved in a church fight last week in Murang’a, would arrive at noon.
But the nominated MP arrived at least an hour and half earlier and had enough time to address congregants on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) as well as Punguza Mizigo referendum bill before rowdy youth turned up.
Kamanda maintained that Mt Kenya region does not owe a political debt to anyone and urged residents to wait for the BBI team’s report.
The former Starehe MP rubbished the Punguza Mizigo Initiative, saying it will not succeed and that many county assemblies in central Kenya will not adopt it.
When the Waruguru team arrived, the MP had just slipped away.
A video spread on social media showed some youth chanting “this is not Murang’a”.
But Waruguru later addressed her supporters at the Thingithu grounds after she was prevented from entering the AIPCA church.
She accused Laikipia Deputy Governor John Mwaniki of sponsoring the people who blocked her from entering the church, warned she might vie for the Laikipia governor’s seat in 2022.