DEAD ON ARRIVAL

Munya allies rubbish Kiraitu's Bus party launch

Kaithia said the Bus has been parked since 2017, it is dangerous to users

In Summary

• Akithi Ward MCA David Kaithia said the Bus party has been parked since 2017, the tires have deflated, body damaged, engine has rot cracks and is dangerous to users. 

• Kiraitu launched the Devolution Empowerment Party allias Bus at Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi on Saturday.

Agriculture CS Peter Munya's PA Kofia Kaulani in checked shirt and ADC director and former Tigania West MP David Karithi, far right with KCC officials donate portable liquid nitrogen cylinders for artificial insemination on November 27.
OUTDATED POLITICAL THEATRICS: Agriculture CS Peter Munya's PA Kofia Kaulani in checked shirt and ADC director and former Tigania West MP David Karithi, far right with KCC officials donate portable liquid nitrogen cylinders for artificial insemination on November 27.
Image: GERALD MUTETHIA

Agriculture CS Peter Munya allies have rubbished Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi’s Bus party launch terming it a none starter and dead on arrival.

Kiraitu launched the Devolution Empowerment Party allias Bus at Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi on Saturday.

He said the new political vehicle will give the people of Meru and Mt Kenya East a better bargaining power in next year's election.

However, Munya’s PA Kaulani Kofia and former Tigania West MP David Karithi on Saturday told Kiraitu to rethink his outdated political theatrics which he uses to hoodwink Meru residents every electioneering period for sympathy votes.

Akithi Ward MCA David Kaithia said the Bus party has been parked since 2017, the tires have deflated, body damaged, engine has rot cracks and other parts are dangerous to users. 

Karithi said Bus is part of Kiraitu’s con games questioning the integrity behind launching the party nine months to elections.

“Meru people are very intelligent nowadays. They have started asking will the party entrench developments to Mwananchi where he has failed.

"A party does not bring developments, even if you register 10 parties but have egocentric minds with no focus to help uplift peoples lives,” Karithi said.

He said Kiraitu was the 2017 advocate, surgeon and mortician in collapsing eleven parties to form Jubilee party but Munya stood his ground and declined any attempts of merging PNU.

“Last time Bus was sold unceremoniously and Kiraitu and his select individuals ate the money.  The same Bus he claims to revive is for soliciting money. He foresees a situation where the 2022 government can’t be formed without a coalition.

"I urge those enticed to register or join the party to desist completely. It will be sold and you will be left in the dark. Why is a party so important now?” Kofia said.

Kiraitu deceived people that he will make Meru great but residents regret lack of good leadership and bad roads, Kofia said.

Karithi said a party will not bring developments but only cater for the interests of one person. 

“We have more than 40 parties in Kenya. What is so special in launching a dead party? Stop enhancing conman ship to Meru people.

"If Kiraitu is serious, let him join established parties like PNU, go for nominations and if you lose, you go home, if you win, represent,” Karithi said.

Kiraitu who was accompanied by officials of the party, leaders and delegates during the launch said DEP will offer an opportunity for all, and act as a bridge between political leaders and voters.

(Edited by Bilha Makokha)