The Star (Nairobi)

22 January 2013

Kenya: Imanyara Launches His Bid for Meru Senator

The immediate former MP for Central Imenti Gitobu Imanyara launched his campaigns for the Meru senator at the weekend. Imanyara told Cabinet ministers to stop using public property to conduct their campaigns.

Imanyara, who is vying for the seat on an ODM ticket, said he deserves to be elected as the senator to continue with the fight against oppression of the disadvantaged in the society.

He was addressing residents of Makutano in Meru. He said the current and the previous governments have failed the heroes and heroines who fought for Kenya's independence.

"I am afraid that if some leaders take over the governance of this nation, these freedom fighters may never get compensated and we might have labored in vain for the past years when we followed up the case with the British government,"Imanyara said.

He also said once elected to the senate, he will push for the government of Kenya to pay the Mau Mau fighters three times the amount the British government will payfor the suffering the went through during the fight for freedom. Imanyara said he will visit all the 45 wards of Meru y to explain his agenda to the people.

He will face-off with the Minister for Energy Kiraitu Murungi who is vying for the seat on the Alliance Party of Kenya ticket and Gideon Meenye who won the TNA. Meru's main challenge is lack of water as most parts of the county in Igembe, Tigania and areas bordering Tharaka Nithi are semi-arid.

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