Do not impose leaders on Meru people, MP tells Duale

Tuesday February 9 2016

By PHOEBE OKALL
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Tigania West MP David Karithi has told National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale to keep off Meru politics and to stop imposing leaders on the people of Meru.

Speaking to Nation.co.ke by phone, the legislator accused Mr Duale of interfering with Meru politics by trying to endorse a particular candidate to the Ameru people.

Mr Karithi said the electorate have the right to choose their own preferred candidate without being coerced into supporting certain aspirants.

In his speech during a fundraiser at St Pius X Seminary in Nkubu on Saturday, Mr Duale appeared to support Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi’s gubernatorial bid in the 2017 General Elections.

Mr Duale lauded Kiraitu for being a visionary and transparent leader.

But Mr Karithi said those interested in different seats should hunt for votes at the grassroots where voters are because "they are our employers."