Kiunjuri consulting on whether to go for Governor’s seat

January 14, 2017 10:53 am
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CS Mwangi Kiunjuri launching a water project at a past event. Photo/FILE.
NYERI, Kenya Jan 14 – Devolution Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri will declare his stand on whether to vie for a political seat in Laikipia in two weeks after consultation with President Uhuru Kenyatta and area residents.

Speaking in when he commissioned Withare Water Community Borehole project on Friday, Kiunjuri said that he wishes to serve the people despite him losing in the last General Election to Joshua Irungu.

“It is a tough decision because it is not just about remaining in government yet my people suffer. There is also the question of my loyalty to the government,” he said.

Kiunjuri also criticised opposition leaders for “failing to acknowledge development projects by the Jubilee government.”

He also warned the opposition against politicizing the issue of hunger in the country, and assured that the government has set aside sufficient funds to cater for more than 2 million Kenyans who are at risk of facing hunger due to the prolonged drought.

Kiunjuri was beaten by Irungu by over 40,000 votes but his appointment to the position of a Cabinet Secretary has seen him gain popularity in the last one and half years.

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