NASA leaders ignite controversy in Meru as they endorse Governor Munya
By Phares Mutembei
Updated Monday, June 19th 2017 at 19:13 GMT +3
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The recent endorsement of Governor Peter Munya by National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders has stoked fresh controversy over his ties with the Opposition.
During their tour of Meru on Saturday, NASA leaders Raila Odinga and Moses Wetang'ula urged residents to re-elect Mr Munya in the August 8 polls.
The endorsement triggered intense discussion on social media and elicited sharp reactions from Munya's competitors, forcing him to defend himself against accusations that he was an Opposition sympathiser.
On Monday, Munya's fiercest rival Kiraitu Murungi said NASA's endorsement of Munya proved he was with the Opposition.
"Munya has a secret deal with NASA. He should not fool people that he is supporting Uhuru anymore," said Kiraitu.
But speaking during a radio show, Munya defended himself, saying he was solidly behind President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election.