Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi has spoken about reviving his Alliance Party of Kenya (APK) commonly known as the Bus Party ahead of the 2022 general elections.
Governor Kiraitu’s Alliance Party of Kenya (APK) was among many political parties that were dissolved to form the Jubilee coalition prior to the 2017 elections.
In his statement, Murungi disclosed that he will revive the party and field candidates in the 2022 general elections.
“We can now field candidates in the 2022 elections. The Bus Party will be available then. We will ask the registrar of political parties to restore our party for the next election,” Murungi said.
This is after Mount Kenya East leaders had tasked him to come up with a new political vehicle that would propel them to state house in 2022.
The Mount Kenya East leaders led by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi had threatened to ditch the ruling Jubilee party and ‘walk alone’ if should their counterparts from Mount Kenya West fail to support one of their own for the presidency.
“There is a lot of confusion currently in Mt Kenya politics, and if we continue to get confused, we will lose in the national map as people from the East. The time has come for Meru, Tharaka Nithi and Embu counties to be at the centre of the transitional government. Our friends from the other side of GEMA need to back us now, and If they don’t, we will walk alone,” Kiraitu said.
Murungi also said that he was comfortable with Muturi’s coronation as the new Mt Kenya spokesman.
Muturi who is yet to declare his political ambitions said he would consult with Murungi on the political direction of the region ahead of 2022 general elections.