With his electoral defeat in the Meru Gubernatorial seat and losing relevance in national politics, Trade CS Peter Munya is facing the biggest challenge of his career.
Mr. Munya has suffered a major blow after being abandoned by three of his key allies who have joined Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi’s camp.
Mr Kaberia and Mr M’Mithiaru held a closed door meeting with Mr Murungi on Saturday morning before declaring their move to decamp in the evening.
Mr Kaberia, former governor Peter Munya’s running mate in the 2017 election, former Igembe North MP Ntoitha M’Mithiaru and businessman Kiriinya Nairuti, on Saturday said they had ditched PNU to work with Governor Murungi .
The Meru Governor Murungi said he is keen to work with his opponents in implementing his development agenda.
“I am pleased that the top leaders of PNU and strong supporters of the former county government have resolved to throw their support behind me and my administration,” Kiraitu Murungi said.
However ,the PNU termed them as impostors and requested for disciplinary action taken against them .
“PNU NEC takes great exception with impostors claiming to hold any office [who] have decamped. They have moved out of their own personal volition and in no way represent PNU.
What we have seen in Meru are public servants who are guided by law not to align themselves politically come out in the open with political rhetoric, contravening clauses and provisions in our Constitution governing public servants’ conduct.
On this, we urge the appointing authorities to take the necessary stern disciplinary action against the individuals, ” the PNU statemet read .
Lawyer Mugambi Imanyara and Tigania East MP Josphat Kabeabea are some of Munya’s allies who haved defected to Kiraitu Murungi’s camp before.