The fiery Meru Governor Peter Munya has called for Meru residents to vote him for the second term to complete the development projects his administration has undertaken.
Munya said for the last five years he has worked under difficult circumstances to lay county structures and systems amid political sabotage by rival political leaders. The Chairman of Council of Governors who doubles as the leader of the Party of National Unity (PNU) was speaking during a joint sensitisation programme held in Nairobi organised by Meru County Investment and Development Corporation and Meru County Micro-finance Corporation respectively.
“I ask you to add me another five years to finish my job. I have worked under difficult circumstances but as you can see we have achieved a track record. Have I worked or not?” Munya posed amid cheers by the attendants who answered in the affirmative.
Munya blamed his arch political rival Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi who is seeking to ouster him on a Jubilee ticket.
“Some projects like tarmacking of 300kilometers was stopped due to political sabotage by some leaders with vested interests. This is the reason why ordinary citizens will continue to suffer.
“However, we tarmacked 25kilometers which even President Uhuru Kenyatta acknowledged it is good work when he visited.” Munya said.
Meru County Investment and Development Corporation Managing Director Joel Imitira urged the Meru residents to take advantage of the existing business opportunities. The corporation is mandated to profile investment opportunities in Meru County.
“We have to take comparative advantage of huge business opportunities that the county government has presented forth including the agro-business sector, real estate and green energy production. Some projects like the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) corridor will transform this county into an investment hub.” Imitira said.
His Meru County Micro-finance Corporation counterpart Henry Rithaa said the micro-finance has transacted over Sh103million since its inception in January 2016.
The financial institution has branches in Nkubu, Timau and new ones will be unveiled in Murigi. Micro-finance board chairperson Susan Nkatha Karima and her investment corporation counterpart Stephen Maore drummed up support for Munya urging the residents to elect him for another term. Also present was PNU Meru Senatorial aspirant Mugambi Imanyara.
Munya and Kiraitu, former allies turned firce political foes are the top contenders for Meru gubernatorial post. Munya tookover the leadership of former President Mwai Kibaki’s PNU), while Kiraitu is one of the architect of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s new Jubilee Party.
Overtime, Munya has accused Senator Kiraitu of playing divisive politics as he seeks to unseat him in 2017.