Kiraitu Murungi who was vying for the Meru Governor's seat on his Devolution Empowerment Party (DEP) ticket lost the seat to the Faith Kawira Mwangaza who was an independent candidate in the just concluded elections. Murungi tasted defeat for the first time in thirty years of being in the political world. Mwangaza had garnered 209,158 votes against her competitor Murungi who got 110,850. Mwangaza defeated the incumbent Governor and Meru Senator Mithika Linturi who was also in the race on UDA ticket.
However, reports have now emerged that the seasoned politician has landed in a new lucrative job offered to him by the government. In a swearing-in event of chairperson and members of the Kenya Law Reform Commission which is a semi-autonomous agency under the State Law Office Kiraitu Murungi has become a member. The ceremony was presided by Chief Justice Martha Koome. The Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Hon. Anne Amadi this morning presided over the swearing-in of Sally Mahihu and Ambassador Richard Opembe as members of the Kenya Revenue Authority Board of Directors. The information reported by the Standard stated, "A day after losing Meru governor seat, Kiraitu Murungi lands job as member Kenya Law Reform Commission. Also sworn together with him by CJ Koome is law scholar Musili Wambua and lawyer Duncan Okello."
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