You are here  » Home   » Kenya

Tigania legislator David Karithi accuses Jubilee leaders of patronising Meru voters

By Wainaina Ndung'u | Published Tue, March 21st 2017 at 00:00, Updated March 20th 2017 at 20:49 GMT +3
Meru Governor Peter Munya and Tigania West MP David Karithi have a light moment on March 3,2017,at Miathene market,Tigania West. David Karithi was a staunch supporter of Jubilee but later defected to Party of National Unity (PNU).Photo Peter Muthomi

A Meru MP has told President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, Wiliam Ruto, to keep off Meru politics and not to lecture local residents on whom to elect in the August polls.

Tigania West legislator David Karithi accused Jubilee Party top leaders of trying to patronise Meru voters. However, he said he would support President Kenyatta's re-election bid.

 Mr Karithi spoke at Uringu Primary School in Tigania West, where he donated Sh300, 000 for the upgrading of the institution.

He added that he would support Meru Governor Peter Munya's re-election bid, noting that his challenger, Kiraitu Murungi, should retire since he is already 70.

 Karithi, who has ditched the Jubilee Party for PNU, said he was confident of re-election since he had a good development record.

Know if news is factual and true. Text 'NEWS' to 22840 and always receive verified news updates.

Would you like to get published on Standard Media websites? You can now email us breaking news, story ideas, human interest articles or interesting videos on: [email protected]