Munya turns down Uhuru's Jubilee offer
12 February 2016, 16:11
Nairobi - Meru Governor Peter Munya has told President Uhuru Kenyatta he does not wish to join the Jubilee Party.
The Governor has been against the formation of the new party which seeks to see current Jubilee Coalition partners relinquish their status and join the new outfit ahead of the 2017 polls.
But the President has been keen to have the Meru Governor on board and has been wooing him with the promise of working to have his fears about the new party solved.
According to insiders, Munya still insists that he will not join the new party.
" He has told the President that he will not join the party. He has said that he has made his mind up," the source told News24.
The President as well as DP William Ruto have been campaigning for the party but they have seen opposition in some areas.
Ruto was in Munya's Meru County just last weekend and saw the Governor leave a fundraiser where he had been asked by other leaders to join the new party.
The DP though, felt that Munya would still come home.
" There will always be questions asked but we will soldier on and give the answers to the doubters, he stated.
Munya believes that the Jubilee Party is only there to hand Ruto a chance at seeking election to the Presidency in the 2022 General Elections.
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