Problems seem to follow former Meru Governor Peter Munya wherever he goes as he’s been dealt another major blow just weeks after his humiliating loss in the August 8 General Election.
The former chair of the Council of Governors suffered one of the biggest defeats in the polls courtesy of then Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi who has since been sworn in in as the new County boss. The PNU leader has since refusing to concede defeat saying he was rigged out and even hinted a court battle.
But even before he gets used to the loss, the outspoken former Governor is dealing with even more woes after a court ejected him from the helm of the Party of National Unity.
Munya has been at loggerheads with the victorious Jubilee Party stalwart and former minister Munya. After being controversially elected the PNU party leader back in October 2016, the Governor refused to dissolve the outfit to form JP the way a dozen other affiliates did, amid protests from its leadership.
Through a gazette notice dated August 16, 2017, the Registrar of Political Parties, Lucy Ndung’u, removed Munya from the leadership of PNU and reinstated former President Mwai Kibaki as the bonafide leader.
But her broom didn’t stop with Munya as she also kicked out seven other party officials who were serving with him.
Ndung’u noted in the notice that the actions were informed by a June 20, 2017 ruling by the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal that Kibaki and the other leaders were the legal PNU leaders until fresh elections are done.
Mwai Kibaki won the Presidency in 2017 using the party and apart from him, his allies were also reinstated including Chairman John Kamama, First Vice chairperson Irene Murionji, and Second as Chairperson Paul Amayo. John Anunda is now the Secretary General while Alphonse Musyoki is the Organising Secretary.
Mwajuma Rajab was reinstated as Secretary Finance, and Geneery Wando as deputy Treasurer. So did Anna Chebet who takes back her position as Director of elections.