On January 25, Meru County boss said anyone who joins DP Ruto or Raila without doing proper analysis will be disappointed.
Meru Governor and veteran politician, Kiraitu Murungi, has asked political leaders not to be in a hurry to team up either with the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader, Raila Odinga, and Deputy President William Ruto.
Kiraitu pointed out that politicians interested in different seats make a lot of promises on the campaign trail but fail to deliver once elected.
“You will be called for many meetings, this is the season for making promises, people had high hopes but have you seen what happened?” he posed.
Kiraitu revealed that he had refused to join the TNA in 2013, while Senator Mithika Linturi had joined. He said that people who had folded their parties in Kenya had been deceived and their situation didn’t go well.
“In 2013, we had the Bus party. Mithika and Kareke Mbiuki teamed up and joined TNA saying our Bus has no wheels. They got into government. However, they got stuck and we had to help them,” he stated.
Further, Kiraitu explained that he was among the people who were asked to fold their parties and join Jubilee but were later shortchanged.
“In 2017, Linturi and I were in Jubilee. We were among the founders of the party. It was a very big party because we had to collapse thirteen parties. At the time, we had President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ruto.
“Jubilee only held one meeting in Kasarani when I announced that Uhuru is the party leader of Jubilee and William Ruto as his deputy. Since then, they have never called us for another meeting, they say once bitten twice shy,” Kiraitu remarked.
“It is time for us as a country to accept the reality of our political future of coalition governments like the case in Germany. Political parties are necessary and DEP is our vehicle for articulating our own interests,” he asserted.