Governor storms out of Ruto meeting, says he wont join Jubilee
06 February 2016, 18:30
Nairobi - Meru Governor Peter Munya has stormed out of a meeting convened by Deputy President William Ruto saying he will not join the Jubilee Party.
At a rally in Nkubu Meru County where the DP had come for a fundraiser, Munya left the stage in an animated manner after MPs allied to the newly formed Jubilee Party had insisted that he join up.
Speaker after speaker urged the Governor to join but angered by the move, he took off on a rant and left.
" I will join the party I want and no one will force me to join what they want," he said and then buzzed off to the exit to the bemusement of Ruto and other leaders present.
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When contacted on phone by News24 afterwards, Munya was categorical that he would not join JAP.
" I have said it and will do so again. I am not joining JP. They will not force their ideals on me and I will not accept," he added.
He said that the party was a deliberate attempt to hand DP Ruto a stab at the presidency at the expense of others who can also compete.
" That they are forming the party to help Ruto go for the presidency is obvious. I will not be a part of it," he added.
There was no response from Ruto over the matter when he stood up to talk.
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