The rift between Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi and Senator Mithika Linturi has widened.
Linturi’s allies have now ganged up against the incumbent governor leading to a rise in the political temperatures of the counties.
Linturi, who once enjoyed cordial ties with the governor, has continued to launch endless attacks against the county executive over what he terms as sleeping on the job.
The release of the 2017/2018 financial year report by the office of the auditor general has put Murungi in a tight corner.
In his address to the Meru County Assembly, Linturi faulted the current leadership over what he believes as poor leadership.
The county boss and his allies have been forced to fire back at the senator’s side over the remarks he continues to make against him.
Led by the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) MP Mpuru Aburi, a section of leaders continues to fight the county boss. The lawmaker has been urging the local population to stand up against the governor before he completes his first term in government.
The fallout between the two leaders has seen some of the MCAs calling for rotational leadership once Murungi completes his tenure. The leaders want all the Meru subtribes to benefit from devolution.
According to Kiegoi/Antubochiu MCA Kimathi Ithibua, Murungi has slim chances of being re-elected into office in 2022 to give room for another politician to offer his or her leadership.
He also said that they will only support Murungi’s re-election if he stands with one of their own when that time comes.
“If we support Governor Kiraitu in 2022, he must assure us of backing a person from Igembe in the future,” he said.