October 01, 2020

Former NASA co-principal gets top party position

Former Party of National Unity (PNU) boss, Peter Munya, has been reinstated as the party leader.

Munya’s reinstatement comes days after he ditched Opposition chief Raila Odinga to support President Uhuru Kenyatta in the repeat presidential election on October 17.

“The list of party officials of the Party of National Unity as contained in Gazette Notice No. 8315 of 2017 is cancelled,” stated the Registrar of Political Parties Lucy Ndung’u.

The former Meru governor had in June demanded the Political Parties’ Dispute Tribunal investigated by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) for what he said was making politically motivated rulings.

National Super Alliance (NASA) leader (Raila) had on Tuesday revealed the reason why Munya left the coalition barely a week after leaving PNU.

According to Raila, Munya left NASA because he was under pressure.

Speaking in a TV interview, the former Prime Minister did not explain in detail who was behind Munya’s move.

The Opposition chief indicated that Munya’s action w not affect his votes from the Meru community.

Raila reiterated that NASA will not go the repeat presidential election slated for with a faulty Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

“Issues that were raised at the Supreme Court have not been addressed by IEBC. The commission does not appreciate the magnitude of the problem that we have,” he pointed out.

When Munya joined NASA as an equal co-principal (6th principal), he assured that he would lead Raila’s agenda in the larger Meru region.

Addressing the media, Munya said he wanted to be on the right side of history.

The former chairman, Council of Governors (CoG), accused Jubilee of rigging him out in the Meru governor race on August 8.

He also thanked the Chief Justice David Maraga and the Judiciary for a sober and balanced ruling that went down as historic in Africa, when the court invalidated President Uhuru’s win.

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