Former Imenti Central MP Gitobu Imanyara ditches ODM for Maendeleo Chap Chap

Former Imenti Central MP Gitobu Imanyara ditches ODM for Maendeleo Chap Chap

Former Imenti Central MP Gitobu Imanyara has ditched Raila Odinga’s ODM party for Maendeleo Chap Chap in a bid to recapture the Central Imenti parliamentary.

In 2013, Gitobu vied for the Meru Senator seat on an ODM ticket.

Mr Imanyara announced that he would retire from active politics after he lost the Meru senatorial bid to Mr Kiraitu Murungi in the 2013 elections.

Before declaring his defection to Governor Alfred Mutua led party, Imanyara was holed up in a closed-door meeting with Njuri Ncheke elders as he strategized to retain his seat.

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The human rights lawyer was first elected to Parliament in 1997, lost in 2003 and was elected again in 2007.

Imanyara, a former political detained and a seasoned politicians will  be squaring it out with incumbent MP Gideon Mwiti, Meru County Secretary Gideon Kimathi, the executive director of Land Development and Governance Institute Mwenda Makathimo, and Mr Moses Nthurima, an official of the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) among others.

In January 2008, Imanyara accused the Kenyan former first lady the late Lucy Kibaki of assault and threatened to sue Kibaki over the alleged incident.

The then first lady was swift to deny the allegations, accusing Imanyara of blackmail after failing to secure the deputy Speaker’s seat during the elections in Parliament.

Rumours had circulated that Imanyara had died after the alleged incident.

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