Leaders in war of words over parties
Posted Wednesday, June 6 2012 at 22:02
A row between two ministers from Meru has emerged over the popularity of Alliance Party of Kenya (APK) and The National Alliance (TNA) in the region.
Energy Minister Kiraitu Murungi and Agriculture assistant minister Kareke Mbiuki are locked in a war of words with the South Imenti legislator allegedly threatening to sue Mr Mbiuki after he re-branded APK Tharaka-Nithi offices.
“He (Mr Murungi) called and threatened to sue me for alleged vandalism since I had the offices repainted TNA. I said APK was Nkubu-bound and he was bitter,” Mr Mbiuki said on Wednesday.
He said he made the decision after the party became unpopular in the region.
“You would be committing political suicide by joining APK when you are from Tharaka-Nithi County.
“Let Kiraitu soldier on with his political party and we will wage war on him,” said Mr Mbiuki, who had earlier met TNA delegates in readiness for a tour of Meru County by Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta.
But Mr Murungi warned individuals seeking political seats in Mt Kenya region that they risked losing out in the forthcoming General Election unless they contested on an APK party ticket.