Former Meru county governor Honourable Kiraitu Murungi has now opened up on how retired President Uhuru Kenyatta costed him and other Mt Kenya leaders their positions.
Speaking today, Kiraitu Murungi who lost bid to defend his seat says that his election loss was sparked by a wave that was against the then President H.E Uhuru Kenyatta.
According to Murungi, the electorates of Mt Kenya had vowed to teach Uhuru a lesson by voting against his perceived friends and that worked against Murungi's candidature.
The former energy minister further divulged that Uhuru's failure to engage grassroot political players also engineered backlash towards his camp.
"Uhuru's closed informal leadership ignored and cut off the traditional social roots of power in My Kenya such as Gema chiefs, religious leaders and local politicians. They had to teach him a lesson. We were victims of this communal punishment,"said Kiraitu Murungi.
The former Head of State and Government was backing opposition leader and Azimio Presidential candidate Raila Odinga in the run up to the general elections.
The move was not so much welcomed by the vote rich region even after the former Prime Minister appointed his deputy Martha Karua from the region.
Then Deputy President William Ruto had made a solid foundation that saw him getting more than 70 per cent vote in the Mt Kenya region.
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