SUPREMACY BATTLE

Linturi, Munya to lock horns in Kiagu ward by-election

The exercise will be conducted on October 14

In Summary

• The Meru senator who is a staunch supporter of William Ruto is supporting UDA's Simon Kiambi.

• The Agriculture CS is known to be a political nemesis of DP William Ruto and has been supporting the handshake.

Meru senator Mithika Linturi speaks to the press at his office in Meru.
SUPREMACY BATTLES: Meru senator Mithika Linturi speaks to the press at his office in Meru.
Image: DENNIS DIBONDO

Agriculture CS Peter Munya and Meru senator Mithika Linturi are set to face off in Kiagu ward by-election. 

Linturi, who is a staunch supporter of William Ruto, is supporting UDA candidate Simon Kiambi. Munya, through PNU, is supporting Jubilee candidate Samson Kirimania. 

The Agriculture CS is known to be a political nemesis of DP William Ruto and has been supporting the handshake. Linturi is a fierce critic of the handshake.

The by-election will be conducted on October 14 after MCA Eunice Karegi succumbed to cancer three months ago.

Agriculture CS Peter Munya speaks to press at Three Steers Hotel.
Agriculture CS Peter Munya speaks to press at Three Steers Hotel.
Image: DENNIS DIBONDO

Munya is upbeat that Jubilee will clinch the seat.

“From what I have seen on the ground, I am confident that the Jubilee candidate will clinch the seat. We will vigorously campaign for him,” he said.

However, Linturi said Jubilee is a dead horse and they will put the final nail in its coffin in the by-election.

“Jubilee died in Kiambaa and we will confirm that by burying it in Kiagu,” he said.

EALA MP Mpuru Aburi's National Ordinary People Empowerment Union party is supporting Radio Journalist Mwenda Nchamba to clinch the seat.

Gatundu South Moses Kuria's Chama Cha Kazi has sponsored Milton Mwenda. 

 

Edited by Kiilu Damaris