Former Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi is the latest key politician who was allied to Raila Odinga's led Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance, to lead his Devolution Empowerment Party (DEP) in jumping ship, and joining hands with other political parties under President-Elect William Ruto's Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
The president-elect William Ruto, the deputy president, issued a warning to the Azimio La Umoja team and other government officials in the nation. Speaking at a gathering that was held to honorable Kiraitu Murungi, the former governor of Meru County. When Ruto assumes control of this country's government, all the institutions that are assisting the formation of the Azimio La Umoja squad won't be accessible to them.
Kiraitu Murungi. Photo courtesy. Former Meru County governor, Hounerable Kiraitu Murungi has accused Orange democratic party leader, Hounerable Raila Odinga of making him to loose the Meru county top seat. According to him, the infight within Azimio La Umoja and sabotage from those people close to Odinga made him miss out on important things that could have helped him retain his seat.
It's official that the Development Empowerment Party leader Kiraitu Murungi ditched Azimio One Kenya Coalition of Raila Odinga and join Kenya Kwanza Alliance of the deputy president Dr William Ruto who is also the president elect. Kiraitu Murungi has said that the Agriculture cabinet secretary Peter Munya is the person behind downfall in the just recently concluded polls.
Former Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi has now directed the blame of losing his re-election bid to the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance, which is led by the Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga. Kiraitu failed to recapture his seat in the August 9th elections after getting 110,850 votes behind the United Democratic Alliance, UDA party candidate Former Senator Mithika Linturi who got 183,589 votes, both of who were defeated by the then Woman Rep Kawira Mwangaza who garnered 209,158 votes.
On Friday 9, Kenyans were left in mixed emotions after Former Kisii County Governor James Ongwae dumped his mother-Party (Azimio La Umoja) for President-elect Dr William Ruto-lead coalition, Kenya Kwanza. James Ongwae's shift comes a week after a number of Azimio La Umoja components including Former Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi of the Devolution Empowerment Party (DEP) among others joined President-elect William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza Alliance; political analysts link the shifting accounts to Azimio La Umoja's loss in the previously concluded Presidential elections.
The election of Moses Wetangula as speaker of the National Assembly, according to political analyst and governance specialist Mark Bichachi, is evidence that certain members of the Azimio brigade supported Kenya Kwanza. This collaborative connection is anticipated to continue, he noted. It is not true, according to Mark Bichachi, that there is no handshake.
Kiraitu Murungi in Karen earlier on Today Today the nation was treated to another defection where a former governor who has been key in supporting Raila in Meru decamped from his coalition. This a huge blow to the entire coalition after another team also moved out of the Azimio House and joined Ruto.
PHOTO: COURTESY Azimio la Umoja camp led by their flag bearer Raila Odinga, was today speaking to Meru delegates who don't agree with the former governor Kiraitu Murungi for joining William Ruto's Kenya Kwanza after he lost the gubernatorial seat to an independent candidate Kawira Mwangaza.PHOTO: COURTESY
Kiraitu Murungi amazed many people after he left Azimio La Umoja Coalition and joined team Kenya Kwanza.William Ruto has been accused of unlawfully luring politicians to his side who are from other parties so that he can have a strong political base and also to have tyranny of numbers when it comes to passing bills.
2 Governors Who Recently Defected From Raila's Azimio Spotted In Ruto's Function Today in Rift Valley
According to a live video currently running on Ruto's page, two Azinio governors who recently defected to Kenya Kwanza area among a team of leaders that are currently accompanying Ruto for a church function in Rift Valley today. This being the first service the two are attending together.
Photo Courtesy President elect William Ruto appears to be a prepared politician incase the Supreme Court nullifies his victory after Raila's petition. Two major outcomes in the tomorrow's awaited Supreme court ruling is either to declare a rerun that is by nullifying Ruto's victory or by upholding his win.
After being declared the winner of the last general election, President-elect William Ruto has been busy shaking hands with a slew of azimio-aligned lawmakers at his Karen home. Since the DP has previously accused Raila Odinga of party-breaking, a sharp observer could wonder why the party is now willing to share power with everyone else but the former prime minister.
The newest member of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance is Kiraitu Murungi, the head of the Devolution Empowerment Party (DEP) and the recently-retired governor of Meru. 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.
After winning the general elections Ruto's main goal has been to weaken the Azimio coalition that was his biggest rival during the campaigns. Ruto has been targeting regional kingpins as one of the major approaches to defeat the Azimio leader. After the Supreme Court ruled that he had won fairly in the elections Ruto said that he is not a believer of handshakes and he needs a strong opposition to check his powers.
Former Meru governor Dr. Kiraitu Murungi officially joined Kenya Kwanza Coalition from Azimio One Kenya Alliance Coalition despite Raila Odinga rejecting the presidential election results declared By the IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati. A section of Kenyans have been Criticizing the president elect Dr William Ruto for receiving Politician from Azimio One Kenya Alliance Coalition despite the new law that was passed before the general elections that says political leaders are not allowed to defects from one political party to another without losing their seats.
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The seven judge bench have retreated after the tiresome week of listening to the lawyers battling it out at the appex court.Both Azimio Lawyers have argued out their case.In their final remarks,they have urged the court to nullify Ruto's win and have Cherera man the election in case Chebukati is found to be guilty.
The former prime minister Raila Odinga today held a meeting with Meru delegates where they discussed various issues ahead of tomorrow's supreme court ruling. According to the news which was shared on the social media platforms, the orange democratic movement party leader Hon Raila Odinga urged the Meru leaders to work together so that they can have one agenda of transforming our country.
The Azimio La Umoja team and other national government officials received a warning from the vice president-elect and incoming president, William Ruto. Speaking at a celebration honoring Honorable Kiraitu Murungi, the late Meru County governor. All the institutions helping the formation of the Azimio La Umoja team won't be available to them if Ruto assumes control of this nation's government.
Azimio La Umoja, One Kenya Collusion representative party pioneer Martha Karua has assailed President elect William Ruto's transition to attack the resistance camp. William Ruto has been seeking lawmakers who were previously partnered with the Azimio political association for the beyond couple of weeks. The people who have unloaded Azimio for Kenya Kwanza incorporate; Congressperson Ali Roba of Mandera and his UDM party, previous Makueni Lead representative Kivutha Kibwana, previous Meru Lead representative Kiraitu Murungi, Tiaty MP William Kamket and MDG party Pioneer David Ochieng.