East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) MP-elect Kanini Kega has said Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua is the new Mt. Kenya kingpin.

The Mp has lauded the deputy president’s efforts in uniting Mt Kenya, assuring him of his support.
"I want to thank the Gachagua who saw that Mt Kenya region will have a problem if we are not represented in East Africa Legislative Assembly. "he said

On his part, former Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu said Gachagua has put himself on the path to becoming the region’s kingpin with his ‘early signs’ to protect the community’s interest.

“Gachagua is right now the most senior leader from Mt Kenya in government. That puts him ahead of the pack,” Wambugu added.

Gachagua has embarked on an aggressive campaign to dislodge retired President Uhuru Kenyatta as the undisputed Mt Kenya political kingpin.