Don’t stir division in Ukambani, Kalonzo warns Muthama

Wiper party leader Dr Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka has warned Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama against causing division in Wiper Party and Ukambani region.

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Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama (left), Wiper Democratic Movement Leader Kalonzo Musyoka (centre) and Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale dance during a Rally at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on September 23, 2014.   PHOTO | COURTESY

Speaking during the party’s rally on friday along Mombasa road enroute Taita Taveta, Kalonzo publicly told off the senator to avoid politics of harming the unity of leaders in wiper and other parties in the lower Eastern region.

That happened after Muthama castigated Makueni County governor Prof Kivutha Kibwana of purporting to support Kalonzo Musyoka for the presidency in the 2017 elections.

Mr Muthama argued that Kibwana should dissolve Muungano Party and join hands with other leaders at Wiper party. On the other hand, the former VP Kalonzo said that it’s his wish to have the community under one umbrella, but that’ll happen with time, citing that he needs the ukambani region vote bloc — from all parties — to win the presidency in the much hyped general elections scheduled for 8th August 2017, should he become the CORD’s flag bearer.

“ I’m the one who holds the vision for this party, and I don’t want any of my votes to get lost. We should not castigate other parties, but rather bring them together to serve a common goal. Muungano isn’t Jubilee”, Kalonzo said.

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Wiper party leader Dr Kalonzo Musyoka with other leaders addressing residents along Mombasa road during the Party’s rally on Friday. The rally started at Malili, Konza. PHOTO| COURTESY: Kalonzo Musyoka official Facebook page

Senators Muthama and David Musila— Wiper chairman — have been on the spot for fighting other emerging parties in Ukambani region, especially Kibwana’s Muungano party which enjoys massive support and growing popularity especially in the vote rich Makueni County and governor Mutua’s Maendeleo Chap Chap.

The CORD’s Senate chief whip has been attacking Prof Kibwana, accusing him— through his party (Muungano)— for fielding a candidate for the senatorial seat, Dr Mulwa Mutava who’s the current executive county member in charge of Health Services in the County government of Makueni, who shall be squaring off with Wiper party’s vice Chairman, Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr.

Muungano party recently published adverts announcing to be fielding candidates for all other seats except the presidency in the coming general elections. The party’s primaries are scheduled for early next year.

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