At his Karen office in Nairobi on Friday, President-elect William Ruto welcomed Murungi together with a number of prominent figures and more than 40 Members of County Assembly (MCAs) from the counties of Meru and Embu.
Along with the Ford-K leader Moses Wetangula, Aden Duale, Salim Mvurya, Embu Governor Cecily Mbarire, and former Meru Senator Mithika Linturi, Ruto welcomed Kiraitu to his camp.Dr. Ruto urged Mr. Murungi to leave Raila Odinga's Azimio La Umoja alliance before the August 9 polls, but he resisted and endured a storm of insults from UDA supporters and the party wave in Meru.
Ms. Kawira Mwangaza (Independent), who was initially written off as a political newcomer, unexpectedly defeated Mr. Murungi in the elections. Ms. Mwangaza joined Kenya Kwanza right away.
Ms. Mwangaza, who had been serving as Woman Rep since 2017, pulled off a surprise by winning 209,148 votes, beating out former senator Mithika Linturi, who received 183,859 votes, and Mr. Murungi, who received 110,814.
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