Speaking at a Mashinani Youth empowerment Sacco fundraiser at St Pius X seminary in Nkubu, Meru Governor Peter Munya was careful not to mince his words over the weekend as he warded off attempts by a host of Jubilee Alliance members to get him to join the yet to be Jubilee Party. “I have the right to join any political party I want. No one will coerce me into joining a particular party. Let it be known that in 2017, I will vie on another party’s ticket but not JP,” he said.
The Governor, who had earlier been cornered by Adan Duale, Igembe South MP Mithika Linturi, Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi among others in an attempt to get him to ditch his old jersey and play with a new team ahead of the 2017 elections, added that he had other meetings to attend as he left hurriedly from the event, graced by the presence of Deputy President William Ruto.
This incident occurs as the government prepares its infantry and continues closing down on breeding ground for opposition hardliners, in preparation for 2017. Speaking at the event, the Deputy President declared fervently, that there shall be no other party in 2017 except Jubilee Party. ”That time that every tribe must have its own political party is long gone.” He said. “We have agreed with President Kenyatta and 11 other leaders that we want to change Kenya’s politics. We want a different type of politics to unite Kenyans irrespective of their tribes,” he later added.
Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi is co-chair of the team tasked with working out the merger of Jubilee affiliate parties.