Tharaka Nithi Women representative Beatrice Nkatha has slammed Meru legislators for creating political scuffles in the region
perceived as a Jubilee stronghold.
She said the legislators should avoid complaining about being sidelined in the Jubilee government as they have magnanimously
benefited from it.
She said the new move by the Meru leaders to support the Pesa Mashinani initiative will only bring differences among leaders in
the Mount Kenya East.
She emphasized on the need of Meru, Tharaka Nithi and Embu leaders to cooperate to forge development in the Mount Kenya
“When we are together as a unit, even if we go to the President we would not be let down in our lobby for development projects.
Isolation created by the Meru leaders who were key supporters of the Jubilee government during last years general elections is
not good for regional politics,” Nkatha said.
Meru Governor Peter Munya has been perceived as a rebel following his support for Council Of Governors ‘Pesa Mashinani’
Senator Kiraitu Murungi pulled his Alliance Party of Kenya (APK) in the initiative and were laterly joined by other Legislators
including Women representative Florence Kajuju and Igembe South MP Mithika Lithuri .
Nkatha was speaking on Friday in Kiriani, Maara constituency after donating cash to various Women groups in the
She said Meru leaders should drop their quest for a plebiscite since the government has initiated and will initiate various
projects in the three counties.
” The calls for a referendum is irrelevant since they have received enough funding and got many projects since inception of
Uhuru Kenyatta as President they just want to make noise over nothing, ” She said
She said the governors should accept being queried about spending of cash to ensure funds are not embezzled.
” The county bosses should be given more money to stir development in the county they should also be accountable for the
same since the funds are meant to benefit the public, ” She said.
There has been exchange of words between Maara MP Kareke Mbiuki and Igembe South MP Mithika Linturi and Senator
Kiraitu Murungi after Mbiuki alleged that due to the political wrangling in Meru, county leaders ought to consider going for
counselling and advice on how to run county affairs.