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Kiraitu Murungi Joins William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza Coalition

Former Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi and President-elect William Ruto PHOTO/COURTESY

Former Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi is the latest leader to join President-elect William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza coalition.

The former county boss and members of his Devolution Empowerment Party (DEP) met the president-elect on Friday, September 2.

The leaders met with Ruto at his official residence in Karen, Nairobi.

Other attendees of the meeting include Deputy President-Elect Rigathi Gachagua, Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetang’ula, Salim Mvurya, Aden Duale, Cecily Mbarire and Justin Muturi.

Others are Lenny Kivuti, Kathuri Murungi, Moses Kirima, Mugambi Rindikiri, Mithika Linturi and Elizabeth Karambu.


Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi and other Meru leaders at William Ruto’s Karen office PHOTO/COURTESY

This comes a week after Ugenya MP David Ochieng and former Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma ditched Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance for Kenya Kwanza.

The Nyanza leaders were officially welcomed to the coalition by Ruto at his Karen office on Friday morning, August 26.

Speaking while addressing the press, the president-elect noted that the move was informed by lengthy consultations.

“I welcome my friend Mr Ochieng and the Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) party to be part of the Kenya Kwanza coalition. We have been in constant consultation and today I am happy to report that we have signed the agreement

“I must assure you that we shall work together and reach all the corners of the republic. It is by working together with all the leaders that we shall realise our dream as a government,” Ruto said.

Ochieng who doubles up as the party leader for the Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) party was accompanied by the party Secretary General Mary Makokha, Hon Fred Outa, Hon Olago Oluoch and Eliud Owalo.

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Others were Governors Johnson Sakaja (Nairobi) and Kimani Wamatangi (Kiambu).

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