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Munya’s PNU and Jubilee party tussle over office space in Kangemi

A tussle has ensued between President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party and Meru Governor Peter Munya’s PNU party over office space in Nairobi.

The two parties are locked in a bitter fight over the offices located in a quarter acre piece of land in Waruku Way near Kangemi.

Speaking to Nation youth chairman PNU Nairobi branch, Fredrick Kimathi, claimed that Jubilee forcibly evicted them late last year.

He said that the offices in the said land are meant to host the PNU headquarters but Jubilee had painted them with their colors.

“Jubilee wants to grab our land and take over our offices. We will not allow that to happen under our watch,” said Mr Kimathi.

Mr Kimathi said that on Monday a team of 200 youths matched to the offices and repainted the building with PNU’s official colors.

KICKED OUT

He added that they have the title deed for the land which was bought by the late George Saitoti when he was the party leader and the party has been occupying the land since 2012.

Mr Kimathi said claims that the offices were transferred to Jubilee Party after they failed to pay rent were untrue as the land and building belongs to PNU hence there is no landlord involved.

However, Starehe MP Maina Kamanda has strongly denied that the building belongs to PNU saying that they were kicked out by the landlord Mt Kenya Foundation over rent arrears.

Mr Kamanda said that PNU do not have a title deed as it is in the bank since they took loan with the land which the Jubilee is servicing.

“Please tell Mr Munya to concentrate on his re-election campaign and stop this fight that he knows he will not win,” said Mr Kamanda.

The MP further challenged PNU to produce receipts of rent payment of Sh 300,000 that jubilee pays monthly to Mt Kenya Foundation.

He added that PNU were evicted and their property auctioned when they failed to pay for the rent since 2012 when they occupied the offices.