Munya reinstated as PNU leader days after ditching NASA
Former Meru Governor Peter Munya has been reinstated as the Party of National Unity (PNU) party leader, just four days after ditching the opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) to support President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in the fresh October 17 presidential election.
On Friday, September 15, the Registrar of Political Parties Lucy Ndung’u canceled Gazette notice No. 8315 of 2017 which had recognized retired President Mwai Kibaki as the PNU leader, giving a political lifeline to Munya.
In late October 2016 during a delegate’s conference at the Bomas of Kenya, the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal overturned the decision by Ndung’u to dissolve PNU and merge it with the Jubilee Party, with Munya taking charge of the party.
Munya had on Monday, September 4, been unveiled as the sixth NASA principal, pushing for an end to ‘the culture of stealing elections’ as reasons for defecting to the opposition.
But in a change of events, on Tuesday, September 12 Munya ditched NASA, saying that the decision to support President Kenyatta is in the best interest of the country.
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