Mithika Linturi shaves hair to ‘celebrate’ end of Uhuru’s tenure
Former Meru Senator Mithika Linturi has shaved his hair keeping a promise he made early this year of doing so once President William Ruto is sworn in as the Head of State.
Mr Linturi shared pictures of himself getting a haircut on Tuesday evening shortly after President Ruto’s inauguration.
“I promised that on the day President Uhuru Kenyatta hands over to Dr William Samoei Ruto and leaves office, I would shave to signify a new era devoid of political intimidation and blackmail,” said Mr Linturi.
Mr Linturi ran for the Meru gubernatorial seat in last month’s General Election but lost to Governor Kawira Mwangaza.
Ms Mwangaza, who is the former Meru Woman Representative, garnered 209,148 votes with coming second with 185,859 votes. Former Meru Governor Mr Kiraitu Murungi finished a distant third with 110,814 votes.
Dr Ruto was sworn in as the Head of State a week after the Supreme Court of Kenya dismissed several election petitions challenging his election victory.
His main opponent Mr Raila Odinga of Azimio la Umoja snubbed the inauguration even after being invited by President Ruto.
Dr Ruto was declared the winner by the electoral commission with 50.49 per cent votes with Mr Odinga managing 48.85 per cent of the votes cast.