Munya intends to withdraw election petition

Former Meru Governor, Peter Munya is working with his lawyers to have his case against the election of Governor Kiraitu Murungi withdrawn from the Court.

The petition lawyers sought for adjournment of the hearing of the case on Monday because of the role their client was playing in the swearing-in ceremony of President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday.

The Meru High Court Judge, Justice Francis Gikonyo granted the application allowing the adjournment of the hearing to Monday, December 4, 2017 pending applications that he said would have great impacts on the case.

Addressing the media, Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi’s lawyer, Kioko Kilukumi said they welcomed the application by the petitioner to have the matter adjourned. Kilukumi said the applications yet to be made by the petitioner on Monday would determine the outcome of the case.

Munya on his part said he was working with his lawyers to have the case withdrawn as he anticipates to serve the country at the national government.

I have agreed to work for the people of Meru at the National platform as the President hinted during the president’s tour of the region, said Munya.

He pledged his support for Kiraitu, urging him to serve Meru residents with equity for greater development.

There adjournment was followed by celebrations with Kiraitu’s supporters marching to the county headquarters to be addressed by the governor.

Source: Kenya News Agency