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Kiraitu vows to soldier on despite ‘barking dogs’

By Wainaina Ndung'u | May 19th 2019

Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi speaks at his office on August 23, 2017 when he announced the suspension of 85 top cream officers in the Peter Munya government to pave way for a financial and human resource audit. [Wainaina Ndung'u/Standard]

Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi has told off critics of his development record saying he will not be distracted from delivering on his promises.

Speaking in the wake of recent censure by several county leaders including former Governor Peter Munya, Senator Mithika Linturi and Eala MP Mpuru Aburi, the governor said he had done well compared to his predecessor.

“Let us be given time to work since we have been in government for barely two years; the impact on the ground is being felt. In any case we are not making instant coffee,” Kiraitu said at Chugu and Munithu villages in Nyaki East Ward, North Imenti. “Naysayers will not stop our vision. The dogs will continue barking from the roadside but my development caravan will keep moving on,” he said.

launch of projects

The governor was launching boreholes at Munithu Girls’ Secondary and Chugu Primary School. He also laid the foundation stone for the proposed Kathithi Vocational Training Institute before distributing Sh93.8 million that will be used for construction of ECDE classrooms and village polytechnics countywide.

Deputy Governor Titus Ntuchiu who spoke at the same event said their major critics were Linturi and Aburi.

“We ask Munya to concentrate on his duty and cease interfering in Meru affairs, he lost the mandate in 2017 because of poor development record,” Ntuchiu said. 

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