- January 14, 2019
- Posted by: p mulee
Former Machakos Senator Johnston Muthama has vowed to wrestle Kalonzo Musyoka’s political opponents
He has picked war with Governors Alfred Mutua (Machakos), Charity Ngilu (Kitui) and Kivutha Kibwana of Makueni after they hit out at Musyoka.
He defended the Wiper party boss against accusations of lacklustre performance. Muthama said the governors are out to demean Kalonzo.
Addressing the faithful at AIC Katwanyaa in Matungulu constituency, Muthama said Kalonzo should be accorded the respect he deserves.
“Those abusing the Wiper leader should understand Kalonzo was called many names during the 2007 election but he still became vice president,” he added,
Muthama disclosed that there will be a mega political meeting in his Komarock farm to chart political way forward.
He said the February meeting at Komarock is meant for leaders and residents from the entire Lower Eastern Region and even outside the region.
The main agenda of the meeting is to discuss the unity of the Kamba community.
The leaders who will attend the event will brainstorm on how the Kamba community will be consolidated so as to speak with one voice.
He was accompanied by former deputy governor Bernard Kiala, renowned businessman Killei Mutinda among other leaders.
Killei said remarks by the three governors have irked Kalonzo’s supporters and the whole community.
“It has become a habit for the governors to accuse and castigate Kalonzo, yet they are the cause of underdevelopment. We won’t tolerate that,”Killei said
Recently, the former Machakos senator Johnson Muthama said he is not against Kalonzo Musyoka’s new role in government.
He said he only questioned why the former Vice President called himself “mtu wa mkono” (errand boy) and that is what Kenyans want him to explain.
“I said it is only Kalonzo himself who can explain that to Kenyans. I have talked to him and he has accepted to explain what he meant with that,” Muthama said.
Addressing the press separately, Mwingi Central MP Gideon Mulyungi has vowed to marshal support to force Kibwana out of the Kalonzo Musyoka led party.
He alleged that Kibwana has been moving around insulting the Wiper leader.
“We cannot continue to have a person who goes around insulting our leader as chairman,” he added.
Three Governors of Machakos, Kitui and Makueni have announced the formation of a People’s empowerment movement Alfred Mutua of Machakos, Kivutha Kibwana of Makueni and Charity Ngilu of Kitui yesterday a strategy meeting to define the development agenda for their citizens.
Governor Kibwana added that the people of Ukambani will need to be mobilised for national issues such as the forthcoming census, Big four agenda programs and even any referendum.
They announced that in early February they will unveil the agenda and programs for the People’s Empowerment Movement that, according to Kibwana “will transform lives in a way never seen before.” “We will continue working together for our people,” Ngilu said. 2022 ELECTIONS
Recently, Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, Makueni’s Kivutha Kibwana and Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua said there was need for the region to produce a single presidential candidate but not the wiper boss they accuse of stifling development in the region.
Kalonzo’s supporters have however told his detractors to quit the Wiper Party and seek a fresh mandate if they are not satisfied with its leadership.
Emboldened by growing concerns that the region risks being locked out of government in 2022, the governors feel their time is now.
The Governors are also accusing Wiper of frustrating their efforts to develop the region.
The three Governors have had their fair share of differences with Wiper MCAs over the running of the Counties.
” Our counties face similar challenges. Our unity of purpose is to put heads together in seeking solutions to these challenges Our combined strength allows us, as a region, more bargaining power on the national stage even as we tap into the opportunities presented by the handshake.” Said Ngilu
They are accusing the wiper boss of being behind a number of revolts in the region targeted at leaders who want to deliver on their development promises.
” I have been asking myself: Why would some leaders be afraid of development of our people? Why would they be against leaders who can change lives by working together? I am, however, aware that the coming together of myself and my able colleagues Charity Ngilu and Prof. Kivutha Kibwana for Maendeleo is making a few leaders uncomfortable and they will soon embark on their normal propaganda and insult-laden programs.” Said Mutua