Meru County Governor Peter Munya (L) and his running mate Peter Kaberia. [Photo/WatsupAfrica]
Meru governor Peter Munya has picked Peter Kaberia as his new running mate.
This follows a decision by his 2013 running mate, deputy governor, Raphael Muriungi, to vie for Igembe South parliamentary seat, on a Democratic Party (DP) ticket.
He served as the area MP from 2003 to 2007, where he was appointed Tourism assistant Cabinet Minister from 2005 to February 2008.
Just like Muriungi, Kaberia hails from Igembe South.
While making the announcement, during a PNU Delegates Convention at Thiiri Centre, North Imenti, Munya noted an agreement was signed in 2013, to ensure deputy governor be someone from Igembe.
“Meru leaders, we signed an MoU before the 2013 general election, to ensure a senator be from Imenti, governor from Tigania and deputy governor from Igembe,” he said, Sunday.
The PNU party leader called for calm from all his supporters, saying anyone who was not contented with Kaberia’s appointment, should allow the two, work together, by supporting them.
The immediate Council of Governors (CoG) chairman will face off, with area senator Kiraitu Murungi (who is vying through Jubilee Party), Kilemi Mwiria and Buuri MP Kinoti Gatobu.
Murungi appointed Titus Ntochiu who hails from Tigania East, as his running mate.