A governor from Mt Kenya believes DP Ruto may cost Uhuru the presidency in 2017
Meru Governor Peter Munya says Ruto has been fighting parties friendly to Uhuru and this may result into defeat
Ruto has been making various trips to Meru where he has not been shy to accuse Munya of failing to develop the area
Deputy President William Ruto should be checked so that he does not compromise the re-election bid of President Uhuru Kenyatta, a governor has argued.
Meru Governor Peter Munya says Ruto has been undermining other leaders, a situation likely to affect Uhuru’s chance of being elected president during the August 8, 2017 general election.
Munya has declared he will vie for the presidency in 2022 and will be contending with Ruto for the same seat after the DP also declared interest.
Munya has been quoted by the Star saying Ruto’s war with the various Jubilee friendly parties will cost Uhuru big time.
“Number two(DP Ruto) has been doing all sorts of machinations to cut us to size but he is going to be defeated,” Munya is quoted by the news site.
He declined to fold the party and join Jubilee like the rest of the parties supporting Uhuru’s bid and this has put him on a collusion path with the top Jubilee leadership especially DP Ruto.
Ruto has been making various trips to Meru where he has not been shy to accuse Munya of failing to develop the area.
At the same time, the governor has taken over a building in Kangemi which he says was previously owned by PNU but has now been branded with Jubilee party colours and logo.
He led a group of his supporters on Monday, March 13 to repaint the office in blue, the official PNU colours.
The Council of Governors chairman said Jubilee should leave the Kangemi building alone since it has its office in Pangani.
He added that for the last one year, they have asked Jubilee party to move out of the Kangemi premises without success.
But Jubilee Party Secretary General Veronicah Maina said the Kangemi office belongs to Jubilee party while the Head of Jubilee Secretariat Raphael Tuju said the trustees will decide which party owns the building.