Our Minds Are Not at the Same Level - Lawyer Tells Voters After Losing Election

  • Republican Liberty party candidate, Levi Munyeri is pictured at a past event on March 20, 2022.
    Republican Liberty party candidate, Levi Munyeri is pictured at a past event on March 20, 2022.
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  • A youthful politician became the subject of conversation for the way he conceded defeat in the Mukurwe-ini parliamentary seat. 

    Levi Munyeri, who vied under the Republican Liberty Party, issued a statement on Wednesday, August, 10, accepting defeat in the parliamentary race.

    His statement, however, elicited debate after he explained the reason for his defeat- noting that his intellect was too superior for the electorate to fathom.

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    Kenyans lining up to vote at Ruaka polling station, Ruaka, Kiambu County on August, 9, 2022
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    Munyeri's comments were viewed as a dig at the voters in the constituency for failing to understand his vision. 

    "I concede defeat in the Mukurwe-ini parliamentary race. The intellectual margin between the electorate and myself was too wide to enable the meeting of minds," he stated.

    This, however, did not sit well with a section of Kenyans online who did not take too kindly to the comments. 

    On the other hand, other Kenyans expressed humorous views over Munyeri's sentiments.  The politician, who doubles up as a Mukurwe-ini-based lawyer, has represented the Law Society of Kenya in multiple cases. 

    In January 2021, former LSK chair Nelson Havi lauded Munyeri for representing LSK at the Kahawa Law Courts. 

    "Well done Munyeri Levi Kariuki for representing the Law Society of Kenya in this important engagement," Havi stated.

    The electoral cycle was not without its intrigues if past concessions from politicians are anything to go by.

    In 2013, the National Assembly Majority leader, Amos Kimunya wrote a letter to his constituents accusing them of being unappreciative of his work in Kipipiri.

    Kimunya had lost the seat to Nairobi lawyer Samuel Gichigi - having held it for ten years. 

    "I am very disappointed that the people of Kipipiri did not appreciate my development record," read part of Kimunya's letter. 

    Kimunya, who is the current National Assembly Majority Leader, on Wednesday, August 10, gracefully conceded after he lost his re-election bid to Wanjiku Muhia of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA). 

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    National Assembly Majority Leader Amos Kimunya in his office at Parliament buildings on March 26, 2022.
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