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Kiraitu Murungi promises launch of Devolution Empowerment Party to seek partnership

By Phares Mutembei | November 23rd 2021
From right: Kangeta Ward MCA Romano Mwito, Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi, Deputy Governor Titus Ntuchiu at Maili Tatu in Igembe Central when they announced the launch of Devolution Empowerment Party as a bargaining tool ahead of the 2022 election. [Phares Mutembei, Standard]

The Devolution Empowerment Party (DEP) will be unveiled on November 27 to mobilise residents for the 2022 General Election, Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi has said.

The DEP, according to Kiraitu, will give the Meru and Mount Kenya East region bargaining power.

The new party has inherited the symbol of a bus, which formerly belonged to Kiraitu’s Alliance Party of Kenya that folded to join the Jubilee Party.

While distributing motorbikes and other tools for boda boda operators, Kiraitu said Meru deserved to be respected in the political dispensation and sharing of national resources. “We have more votes than many (counties) and we should be walking with confidence,” he said.

Kiraitu was categorical that the party would only rally the community to support the presidential candidate who guarantees them their development interests. 

Deputy President William Ruto, ODM leader Raila Odinga and ANC's Musalia Mudavadi have recently visited Meru to court the electorate for 2022 sake. 


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