Meru Governor Munya now rejects Raila’s endorsement

Munya has distanced himself from Nasa and said that his party, the Party of National Unity (PNU) is fully behind the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Meru Governor Peter Munya has distanced himself from Nasa and said that his party, the Party of National Unity (PNU) is fully behind the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

While speaking at Laare stadium in Igembe North constituency in Meru during a Nasa rally, Raila asked the locals to vote for Munya, who is also the Chairman of the Council of Governors (CoG), during the August polls.

"Munya is a friend and we have a lot in common as far as devolution is concerned. He stands for what is truthful and just. We welcome him to NASA.

He has been frustrated in his efforts to fight for devolution. In this regard, we will work closely with Munya if we get to head the national government," NASA leader Raila Odinga told Meru residents.

Distanced himself from other coalitions

But now Munya has distanced himself from Nasa and said that his party, the Party of National Unity (PNU) is fully behind the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

He refuted claims that his party was associated with Nasa or any other coalition.

"PNU is not in any coalition and will not join any and our official position is that we are supporting the re-election of President Kenyatta,” Munya said.

Munya is facing stiff competition from former ally and Senator Kiraitu Muriungi who is seeking to unseat him on a Jubilee Party ticket.

Munya and Kiraitu fell out shortly after the 2013 elections with the former charting his own political direction and taking over the reigns of former President Mwai Kibaki's PNU.

Munya has publicly stated that PNU will field candidates for various elective seats across the country in a bid to neutralise both Jubilee's and Nasa's political clout.

Munya himself will defend his gubernatorial seat on a PNU ticket against Jubilee's Kiraitu and Maendeleo Chap Chap's Kilemi Mwiria in the August polls.

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