Former Meru Governor Peter Munya has announced his allegiance to President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee Party.
This comes just a week after he had announced he joined the Opposition coalition and would contest his stolen victory in court.
Munya and other Party of National Unity (PNU) officials have now pledged to support the president’s re-election bid following consultations at State House, Nairobi on Tuesday.
In a statement to newsrooms, the PNU party leader said that following wide consultations, the decision to support President Kenyatta is in the best interest of the country.
“After thorough consultations with our party members, elders and supporters across the country, it has been agreed that in the very best interest of the country we support President Kenyatta in the forthcoming presidential election,” read the statement in part.
Peter Munya had on Monday, September 4th, 2017 been unveiled as the sixth NASA principal. He said the reason he was defecting to the opposition was that he was pushing for an end to ‘the culture of stealing elections’.
The former Council of Governors chairperson was getting ready to move to court to contest his governorship loss to Jubilee’s Kiraitu Murungi.
Several other PNU officials including Secretary General John Okenwa Anunda, Treasurer Peter Kaberia and Mugambi Imanyara, the party’s senatorial candidate in the August 8 elections, had also joined NASA. They will, however, now join him in the turn-around to join the ruling party.
The PNU party contingent will also be joining former Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto, who was NASA’s fifth principal, before opting to go “back home” to Jubilee.
“I felt lonely. I found myself alone and I have now decided to come back,” he said at a Jubilee rally at Kapkatet sports ground in Kericho on Friday.