National Transport and Safety Authority boss Francis Meja has cried foul that some people he termed ‘political brokers’ are spreading rumours that he is eyeing governor seat in 2022.
Meja says those who are invoking his name, in regard to the 2022 politics in Kajiado county, have no blessings of his own whatsoever.
The NTSA boss made the remarks recently during the homecoming and thanksgiving ceremony for county secretary, Francis Sakuda in Ewuaso Oonkidong’i ward, Kajiado West.
Without any political provocation, at the time, Meja stood up and said he had never implied or given, at any one on time, any intention to run for the Kajiado gubernatorial seat in 2022.
“I blaming the spread of these propaganda memes on my political detractors for sowing seeds of discord and putting a wedge between me and governor Joseph ole Lenku,” claimed Meja, in a surprise statement.
“I only hear people talking about me running for governor seat in 2022. I have never, at any one time, said anything like that. I don’t know where it comes from. I support Lenku in what he is doing for our people,” said Meja.
Turning to the high table where Lenku sat with area leaders led by MP George Sunkuyia and former MP Moses Ole Sakuda, Meja said; “I want to urge my brother (Lenku) to feel free in asking for any help from my side, and I will gladly provide.”
The ceremony which was attended by about 3,000 people from the entire Kajiado West Constituency had seen speaker after speaker lauding Lenku’s mission of unifying the region’s people, and his development agenda.
They also pointed out that he (Lenku) had appointed many of their sons and daughters to senior positions in county government, including CS Sakuda.
Lenku has, for sometime, been traversing the constituency in trying to bring on board opposition diehards to his camp, especially after former governor David Nkedianye swallowed hie pie and crossed over to Jubilee.
The constituency is believed to have the largest population of Orange Democratic Movement party followrs in the entire county.
Meja becomes the second leader to publicly shy away from the 2022 gubernatorial contest after Kajiado East MP, Peris Tobiko, announced earlier that she had no intent in seeking to become governor in 2022.
Earlier in Poka Kenyewa/Poka Ward, during the homecoming of nominated MCA Yvonne Tonkei, Tobiko said she had reconsidered her ambition to be governor in favour of Lenku.
Recently, Lenku managed to bring on board together with his followers, former ODM parliamentary aspirant and combative opposition politician, Joseph Ole Simel.
The NTSA boss, who hails from Ewuaso/Oonkidong’i Ward, is said to be regularly attending public meetings in the area and fueling speculations that he is interested in a political seat.
Recently, however, his stay at NTSA has been riddled with serious allegations of corruption among his officers with President Uhuru Kenyatta ordering them out of the roads for allegedly indulging in taking bribes from motorists at alarming rates.
He has since taken cover at Hill Park Building offices in Nairobi as the traffic police take over enforcement of traffic rules on the roads.