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NASA leaders throw their weight behind Meru Governor Peter Munya

The leaders praised Munya hailing him as a true believer in devolution.

Meru Governor Peter Munya (right) and NASA leader Raila Odinga chew Miraa (khat) during an Annual Devolution Conference in Meru on April 22, 2016.

The National Super Alliance (NASA) has backed the re-election of Meru Governor Peter Munya.

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During the recent tour across Meru and Tharaka Nithi Counties, NASA leaders 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.

The leaders said that if they will form the next government, they will allocate 45 per cent of national resources to counties instead of the meagre 15 per cent given by Jubilee.

Jubilee "mistake"

Raila chided Munya's rival for the Meru gubernatorial seat, Senator Kiraitu Muriungi, who recently said that the decision to merge several parties to form the Jubilee Party was a mistake.

"The idea was and remains noble, but Kenyans are not ready for such a big party," Kiraitu, who was also the Jubilee steering committee co-chair said.

"They were laughing at other coalitions like Cord for being unable to merge constituent parties and they said they had fulfilled their mission. I was surprised to see the same Kiraitu regretting having dissolved his APK to join Jubilee, saying it was a mistake," Raila said.

Raila shunned party hopping for creating a "prostitute mentality" and said Kenyans should join and stick to parties that share ideologies and principles.

"Transition from a single to multi-party system of government must come of age. My appeal to the conscience of our people is to join parties with specific ideologies that you share, and stick there," he said.

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