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Monday, 19 Dec 2016 14:40 EAT
Meru Governor Peter Munya has declared that he would run for Kenya's presidency in 2022 and promised deputy president William Ruto, who hopes to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta after the president's expected second term, a run for his money. Speaking at Katheri Shopping center which is also Senator Kiraitu Murungi’s backyard, Mr Munya said he would support the president's re-election next year and then go his own way in 2022.
The governor's campaign to popularize his Party of National Unity (PNU) in his opponent's backyard represented a new height of the contest for the Meru governorship. "The Presidency cannot rotate within two regions forever. It should move to another region in 2022, but I will be supporting President Uhuru’s re-election bid in 2017,” said the PNU leader.
Mr Munya accused the DP of plotting to return the country into a one-party state by asking other parties to dissolve to the Jubilee Party. He said PNU would be fielding candidates for all positions across the country except for the presidency. He promised that PNU will conduct free and fair nominations.
“PNU will field candidates for all elective positions in the country except the presidency and I want to assure everyone that the nominations will be free and fair unlike the Jubilee’s party whose elections are being driven by selection of close allies to the top officials,” said the governor.
The PNU leader further called on the people of Imenti to uphold the 2013 pact which guarantees the Nyambene people the governor’s position for 10 years.
The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press