Meru senator Mithika Linturi and CS Peter Munya are set to face off in Kiagu ward by-election. Photo courtesy Linturi, who is a staunch supporter of William Ruto, is supporting UDA candidate Simon Kiambi. Munya, through PNU, is supporting Jubilee candidate Samson Kirimania. Mr Munya is known to be a political nemesis of DP William Ruto and has been supporting the handshake whereas Linturi is a fierce critic of the handshake.
The by-elections in Kiagu Ward, in Meru Country, are facing stiff competition from the two popular parties, the Jubilee Party, and United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party. From Jubilee party has already nominated Samson Kirimania and the UDA party has Simon Kiambi. The by-elections seem to be a playground for the two kingpins from the region, the current Cabinet Secretary for agriculture, Hon Peter Munya, and the current senator for Meru county, Hon Mithika Linturi.