Former Nairobi Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke met a section of Mwingi Elders seeking their support for the Kitui county top seat come 2022.
Mueke met the Catholic Men Association in Nguutani parish, Nguutani ward Mwingi West constituency on Sunday after a church service.
The elders said that they would marshal support for Mueke in the region by rallying people to vote him as the Kitui governor come 2022.
Mueke has been traversing the large Mwingi region in the last few days in a bid to weigh his chances and gain popularity ahead of the main event in the 2022 general elections.
Earlier On Saturday he met over 10 local football clubs in mwingi west and gifted them with football balls. He promised to help the players enhance their talents so that they can graduate to playing in National League.
Mueke also urged the youth that their time for leadership has come and it’s now that they should put one of their own to lead Kitui county.
“I am going out to the youth in Kitui who make up to 70 percent of the voters in the county. I want the youth to establish if they have attained any socio-economic ventures that have seen their welfare improve since 2017. They have always been used for dirty political assignments,” Mueke said.
Mueke will battle it with the incumbent Governor Ngilu, former Governor Dr. Julius Malombe, Ambassador Kiema Kilonzo, and Former Kitui Senator David Musila who have so far declared interest