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Man who wanted to sell property for Uhuru’s campaign rewarded with Sh100k – VIDEO

A 78-year-old man from Nkabune in Meru County who vowed to sell his property and channel the funds to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election campaign has been rewarded with Sh100,000 by Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi.

Mr Zablon Mukiira, a Mau Mau freedom fighter, got the pleasant surprise Mr Murungi presumably to discourage him against making good his intentions.

“We are here to reward him with Sh100,000 in cash so that he doesn’t sell his livestock to campaign for president Kenyatta’s reelection,” Murungi said while presenting the money to Mzee Mukiira.

Mr Mukiira came to the limelight early this month after he vowed to sell his property, including cattle and land, to campaign for president Kenyatta.

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After making the shocking revelation, Mr Mukiira has since become a darling of senior Jubilee Party operative and even met President Kenyatta.

Recently, he shared a table with the president’s campaign financiers and addressed the high and mighty during an invite-only fundraising dinner at Nairobi’s Safari Park Hotel.