Rally of support

Breaking: Meru leaders rally behind ousted Senate deputy Speaker Kindiki

Several leaders from the Meru region Friday condemned the decision by the Senate to remove Tharaka-Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki from the position of deputy Speaker.

The MPs from Meru, Embu and Tharaka-Nithi counties accused the Jubilee Party leadership of sidelining the Mt Kenya East region.

Mr Josphat Gichunge (Tigania East), John Mutunga (Tigania West), Mugambi Rindikiri (Buuri), Moses Kirima (Imenti Central), Gitonga Murugara (Tharaka), Patrick Munene (Chuka-Igambang’ombe), Tharaka-Nithi Woman Representative Beatrice Nkatha and Meru Senator Mithika Linturi spoke out in support of Prof Kindiki.

Mr Linturi said it was clear from the onset that the party was determined to remove Prof Kindiki

“We knew we could not save him, but I could not support the motion even at gunpoint. I cannot vote him out because he has not done anything wrong,” Mr Linturi said.