Meru governor Kiraitu Murungi has threatened to revive his Alliance Party of Kenya commonly known as the Bus Party ahead of the 2022 General Election as the rift among Mt Kenya politicians deepens.
Murungi in his latest media interview said there seems to be confusion in the politics of Mt Kenya region and that the people of the East (Meru,Embu and Mbeere) have to watch out not to lose out.
“We need to field candidates in the 2022 General Election. The Bus party will be available then as we will ask the registrar of political parties to restore our outfit for the next election,” he said.
The governor who was recently tasked by Mt Kenya East leaders to come up with a new political vehicle that would help one of them succeed retiring president Uhuru Kenyatta said time has come for the Mt Kenya west (Kikuyu nation) to support them.
He said they have supported their brothers from the West for a long time and that the time has come for them to return the favor.
“The time has come for Meru, Tharaka Nithi and Embu counties to be at the center of the transitional government. Our friends from the other side need to back us now failure to which we will walk on our own,” Murungi said.
The Bus party was among the several other outfits that were dissolved to form the Jubilee coalition just before the 2017 General Election.
However, Kivumbi.co.ke understands that the region has in the recent past been divided especially after the coronation of the National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi as Mt. Kenya spokesperson.
It is believed that the Mt Kenya east comprising of Meru, Embu and Tharaka Nithi while supporting Muturi’s coronation, their counterparts from the west including Murang’a, Nyeri, Kirinyaga among others seemed to oppose Muturi’s coronation.
According to Murang’a governor Mwangi Wa Iria, it was improper for Muturi to be crowned yet President Uhuru Kenyatta was still the regional spokesperson.