In Summary
  • hose who have withdrawn are water executive Mary Mwiti, who was to vie for the Meru woman representative's seat, and agriculture executive Jenaro Gatangugi, who was interested in the senatorial seat.
  • Finance executive Jacob Kirera is also said to have bowed out of the race for the Buuri parliamentary seat and will now support Mugambi Angaine.

Some Meru county executives have bowed out of the race for parliamentary seats in favour of "stronger" aspirants.

Those who have withdrawn are water executive Mary Mwiti, who was to vie for the Meru woman representative's seat, and agriculture executive Jenaro Gatangugi, who was interested in the senatorial seat.

Finance executive Jacob Kirera is also said to have bowed out of the race for the Buuri parliamentary seat and will now support Mugambi Angaine.

The officials had earlier announced they would be vying for elective seats through the Party of National Unity (PNU).

On Thursday, PNU leader Peter Munya said their decision to drop out of the race was made after consultations with supporters.

“We agreed that Mrs Mwiti will retain her county job as an executive in favour of Kawira Mwangaza, who will be the PNU flag-bearer in the race for the woman rep seat,” Mr Munya said in Matabithi in Tigania East where he opened a new dispensary.

“We also talked to Mr Gatangugi and he agreed to support lawyer Mugambi Imanyara,” Mr Munya said.

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