Nominated MP Halima Mucheke has received sharp criticism from several Meru leaders following DP Ruto’s meeting at Makutano yesterday where a section of Meru leaders were heckled.
According to Murega, leaders must desist from petty politics and allow every person to articulate their agenda to the people.
“It’s unfortunate that someone can pay Ksh 200 to our youths and instruct them to heckle other leaders so that they are not heard. We must say NO to such childish politics moving forward,” says Municipality MCA Elias Murega.
In the Makutano meeting, MCA Elias Murega, MP Rahim Dawood and other leaders perceived to be Halima’s opponents in the 2022 general elections were heckled by a section of rowdy youths who also cheered as Halima spoke.
Several UDA supporters have also termed yesterday’s incident an unfortunate and shameful display of intolerance and pettiness.
“When Elias Murega Julius was given a chance to speak, in one minute he told DP Ruto about mama mboga, markets construction, boda boda riders, Harambee and the plight of hustlers in Meru. But the paid hecklers shut him down. When Halima was given a chance, she only shouted Sisi sote tuko UDA, UDA ni chama cha kitaifa, UDA is unstoppable and the same hecklers clapped and celebrated the historic speech,” says Peter.
“We failed to address the plight of the hustlers in Meru like leaders in other regions just because one leader wanted to outshine others. So we all ended up going home frustrated and having achieved nothing,” says Dennis Kithinji.
“Halima Mucheke lost but to her praise and worship team she won. Her hired goons tried to shut down our elected leaders thinking she will prove to William Samoei Ruto that she is the best. Dear madam, our votes will speak loudest,” says Peter Mbina.
Meru Senator Mithika Linturi was also met with similar heckling, but insisted that the Meru people are solidly behind the UDA agenda and will support DP Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid to the last man.
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