Murang’a: In preparation for General Elections later this year, Party of National Unity (PNU) has commenced the process of opening offices in various counties within Mount Kenya region.
On Thursday, the party leader Peter Munya opened three offices in Murang’a County and called on residents to come out and register as members.
At Kenol market where he opened the first office, Munya said the exercise of recruiting members was going on in the already opened offices.
He said the party supported President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election but will field candidates for senator, governor, MP, women representative and member of county assembly positions.
The Meru Governor claimed all candidates in Mount Kenya region can’t fit in one party saying PNU will be one of the strongest parties at the time of elections.
“You will be surprised when you will see many MPs, governors and MCAs elected on a PNU ticket, as I am sure the Jubilee Party cannot accommodate all the aspirants,” he noted.
Munya said since the introduction of multiparty politics in the country back in early 1990s, Mount Kenya region, there have been many parties giving people opportunity to seek elective positions.
The governor said the party will also embark on popularizing itself countrywide adding they have already opened offices in Kilifi County.
By end of next week, the PNU leader said they will be through with opening offices in Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Isiolo, Laikipia and Nyandarua counties.
“Our aim is to offer alternative leadership for people interested to participate in 2017 elections and we will engage in peaceful campaigns as we appeal to residents to support us,” added Munya.
Meanwhile, the governor said they will use legal means to evict an occupant of their Nairobi office who he observed has been using the office after renting it some years back without paying rent.
“We want to employ legal means to repossess our Nairobi office but currently we are using an office located in South B,” he added.