Governor Peter Munya has defended himself against accusations that he is using public resources to campaign.
Mr Munya, who had to postpone the launch of his manifesto yesterday after a resident went to court alleging that the governor was planning to use public funds, accused his political opponents of perpetuating the claims.
“They are spreading rumours claiming I am using county resources to campaign. Do they want me to stop my work for the residents because of elections?” asked Munya.
He added: “The county will not stop functioning because of the election. The projects I am undertaking are not personal projects but belong to the county.”
Munya said as governor, he would remain steadfast in his development agenda.
At another function, the governor signed a sister city cooperation agreement with Kang Zhanping, China’s Communist Party Secretary for Foreign Affairs, who led a delegation to his office.
Munya said the memorandum of understanding would see Meru benefit from technical assistance in agriculture, energy, trade, culture, and the economy.
He added that Meru would look up to China for assistance to develop its wind and energy power potential and was forging a long-term relationship to tap from the superpower’s experience in removing millions of its citizens from poverty. [Phares Mutembei]