[PHOTOS] Kiraitu launches 'Beyond politics' book

In Summary

• Beyond Politics: A Conversation with Kiraitu Murungi by Njeri Rugene book launch was held at at Serena Hotel, Nairobi.

Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi on Monday launched a book dubbed 'Beyond Politics'. https://bit.ly/3wAxIzl

Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi on Monday launched a book dubbed 'Beyond Politics'.

Beyond Politics: A Conversation with Kiraitu Murungi by veteran journalist Njeri Rugene was launched at at Serena Hotel, Nairobi.

The launch of Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi's book dubbed Beyond Politics at Serena Hotel, Nairobi on July 12th 2021./DOUGLAS OKIDDY
The launch of Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi's book dubbed Beyond Politics at Serena Hotel, Nairobi on July 12th 2021./DOUGLAS OKIDDY

In attendance was East African Educational Publishers CEO Kiarie Kamau, Speaker National Assembly Justin Muturi, writer Njeri Rugene and Kiraitu's wife Priscilla Kiraitu.

Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi during the launch of his book dubbed Beyond Politics at Serena Hotel, Nairobi on July 12th 2021./DOUGLAS OKIDDY
Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi during the launch of his book dubbed Beyond Politics at Serena Hotel, Nairobi on July 12th 2021./DOUGLAS OKIDDY

In the book, Kiraitu among other details revealed why former President Mwai Kibaki was sworn in at nightfall.

"I was with Kibaki at State House as the results were being tallied by the Electoral Commission of Kenya at KICC. We were following the proceedings on TV while Kibaki was in his room upstairs. He occasionally came downstairs to find out how the exercise was going on. As usual, he looked very calm and composed. It was as if nothing major was happening," he said according to an excerpt published by the Sunday Nation newspaper.

The book takes on a long interview format.