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Kiraitu Alleges Uhuru's Moves That Made Mt Kenya Turn Against Him Despite His 2013, 2017 Popularity

Former Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi has joined the list of the leaders who were allied to the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance camp in analyzing on what he thinks made them lose in the August 9th election.

The Devolution Empowerment Party (DEP) party leader who was supporting Raila Odinga's presidential bid lost his re-election to the Independent candidate Kawira Mwangaza, and on September 2nd, he ditched Azimio and joined President William Ruto's Kenya Kwanza Alliance.

In a publication he made with the Nation on Friday, Kiraitu argued that the Azimio council chairperson, the Former President Uhuru Kenyatta, made moves that did not sit well with the residents from Meru and the region at large, and thus they opposed his calls to support Raila's candidature despite the overwhelming support they accorded him in 2013 and 2017.

In his remarks, Kiraitu argued that after the 2017 elections, Uhuru became distant and cold to the people of Mount Kenya, and his handshake with Raila without involving the region, and his decision to commission projects in places that opposed his presidential elections did not sit well with the residents.

"After he won his second term in 2017, Uhuru became cold, distant and insensitive Unlike Ruto whose presence was felt in every village in Mount Kenya. Uhuru rarely visited the region and even lawmakers could not access him. The people felt rejected and shortchanged."

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