, MERU, Kenya, Aug 8 – “In a level playing field competition, I will trounce the incumbent Governor,” was the tone adopted by Senator Kiraitu Murungi after he cast his vote, as he seeks to unseat Peter Munya in Meru.
That was his message to Governor Munya whom he accuses of attempting “to play rough” in the last moments.
Of the accusations he has levelled against Munya, was vote buying.
He says police has arrested some county officials linked to the voter bribery.
He claimed that a Meru County Executive was in custody for the offence, minutes after casting his vote at Irembene Primary School in South Imenti.
But police said those were mere allegations while assuring that investigations were ongoing.
He spoke highly the process saying,” IEBC has done a good job. ”
Earlier in the day Governor Munya voted in Ncuui Primary School of Tigania East, where he promised to respect the verdict of the people.
He, just like Murungi, insisted that the process of voting and tallying must be above board.
Meru County has more than 700,000 registered voters.