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Kiraitu: Let’s Not Lie To Ourselves That Kenya Is United: Kenya Is A state Not Yet A Nation.

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Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi Launches Book, Beyond Politics. Photo Courtesy

Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi Launches Book, Beyond Politics.

Just two months after Meru Governor Hon. Kiraitu Murungi wrote about “His encounter with COVID19”, the governor has today launched a book dubbed “Beyond Politics” which was graced by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.

He issued a passionate appeal for the State to allow freedom of expression while urging Kenyans to liberate themselves from the ‘culture of fear’

He emphasized that it was time for Kenyan politicians to think more about the country, and look beyond the August 2022 General Elections.

Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi Launches Book, Beyond Politics. Photo Courtesy

In addition, Kiraitu has described Muturi as a symbol of unity for the entire Gikuyu Embu Meru Association (GEMA) and asked leaders from the populous region to back his ambition for the top seat.

This comes after Muturi declared interest to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in what has triggered a double-pronged succession power struggle both in Mt. Kenya region and at the national scene.

In excerpts from his new book, Kiraitu, however, said that despite the country’s politics being organized around ethnic blocs, the next president was likely to come outside of the region.

While distancing himself from the noisy politics, Kiraitu in his book said “I enjoyed the warmth, love and friendship of my wife Priscilla, my children, and my close family members without any external interferences…. Had I died of coronavirus, I would have died alone. All that noise and bustle of politics would continue without me,” states Kiraitu in his book.

The book is written in a question-answer format, and is replete with quotes on varied subjects; from the grave, life-and-death issues to more mundane matters.

Felicity Gitonga

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