County speaker says he will run for Laikipia West MP

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Rift Valley -

Laikipia speaker Pa­trick Mariru has said he will run for Laikipia West MP against in­cum­bent Wachira Karani. Mariru said Laikipia pol­i­tics will be is­sue-based, with the vot­ers’ in­ter­ests tak­ing the cen­tre stage next year. “We will en­gage in the pol­i­tics of wa­ter, roads, hos­pi­tals and ed­u­ca­tion,” he said. Mariru spoke dur­ing a fundraiser presided over by Deputy Pres­i­dent William Ruto at 91 Mu­nic­i­pal­ity Pri­mary School, Nyahu­ruru, on Satur­day. He said, how­ever, he will sup­port the MP dur­ing his re­main­ing term in of­fice. “Who­ever wins will shake the loser’s hand,” Mariru said. In re­sponse, Karani who was present, said the vot­ers will de­cide when the time comes.

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