Nkatha slams Meru Legislators rebellion

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

East region.

“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.

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