Tokeni na msiangalie nyuma tena! Munya blasts PNU defectors
Munya has accused Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee Party of buying members from the vote-rich Meru County.
He added that those who wish to leave his party should do so immediately, chest thumbing that his party is receiving dozens of defectors from other parties in the region.
Speaking while receiving a Tigania East Member of Parliament, Mpuri Aburi, from Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee, Munya assured supporters that PNU’s popularity would not be shaken by those leaving the party since it (popularity) is not pegged on any individual member.
Mpuri Aburi was in 2013 elected to power by Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Party and he has since hoped through Jubilee Party to Munya’s PNU in preparation for the August 8th polls.
Contrary to the polls team Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) elections rules, Munya has made claims that the Jubilee Party is using funds to purchase followers, adding that President Uhuru Kenyatta should honour promises he made during his campaigns trails before the 2013 elections or be axed.
Munya blasted the Jubilee Party for allegedly buying his party members.
The Meru County governor urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to honour pledges of addressing insecurity issues along the Meru-Isiolo county border that has seen lives lost and livestock stolen in banditry attacks.
He further asked the president to expedite plans to construct dams in the drier parts of the county.
The voter’s rich Meru County gubernatorial race remains purely for two people - the incumbent Peter Munya and his former political ally and Senator Kiraitu Murungi – analysts hold.
The end of the race, however, will play out, pegged on a number of parameters, including perceived development credentials, the Meru sub-tribe balance and party loyalty. The contrasting personalities of the two leading contenders make the race interesting.
While Kiraitu is seen as a consensual team player with cordial links at the ruling party, Munya is seen as a combative lone ranger but one that could strongly stand for Meru interests.
On party loyalty, Kiraitu who is the longest serving legislator in Mt Kenya East is largely expected to clinch the coveted Jubilee Party (JP) ticket while Munya is assured of the Party of National Unity (PNU) ticket, which he took over and is party leader.
Other candidates in the race are former presidential adviser on education Dr Kilemi Mwiria), Kiambi Atheru as an independent candidate, Francis Kiriro battling on a Democratic Party of Kenya (DP) ticket and the latest entrant is 31-year-old Gatobu Kinoti who is the first term Buuri MP.
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