Kalonzo leads Wiper party brigade to Machakos

Saturday May 20 2017

Narc party leader Charity Ngilu, Machakos governorship candidate Wavinya Ndeti and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka

From left: Narc party leader Charity Ngilu, Machakos governorship candidate Wavinya Ndeti and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka pay attention during an event at Machakos Golf Club on May 19, 2017. Mr Musyoka asked professionals and business community to campaign for Nasa. PHOTO | STEPHEN MUTHINI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By STEPHEN MUTHINI
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Wiper Democratic Movement leader Kalonzo Musyoka on Friday made a grand entry to Machakos town and declared Ms Wavinya Ndeti as the next Machakos governor.

It was the first rally by leaders from the region since Mr Musyoka, Nasa presidential running mate, differed with Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama and his Kitui counterpart David Musila.

“I urge those who lost in the nominations to work with the winners. Even the chairman’s seat will not be filled until after the Kitui election results,” Mr Musyoka said.

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Senator Musila resigned after nomination fall-out in Kitui County.

The Wiper party leader urged the residents to reject Jubilee Party and all those allied to it.

He said there will be no vote rigging as Nasa will have agents who will monitor and record the results, adding that the only thing they will not do is to announce the results as that is the work of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

“This time we are not joking. We are targeting 10 million votes,” Mr Musyoka said.

Mr Musyoka asked professionals and business community to join the campaign and support him in the coming elections.

WAVINYA WILL WIN
He said the Machakos gubernatorial seat will be won by the Wiper party and there was no chance of a Jubilee-friendly party clinching it.

“They cried foul when Wavinya Ndeti garnered over 200,000 votes in the nominations but she can marshal over 400,000 votes in the elections,” he said.

Mr Musyoka was accompanied by Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana, Kitui Governor Julius Malombe, Narc party leader Charity Ngilu, Machakos governor candidate Wavinya Ndeti, Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo, and Nairobi deputy governor Jonathan Mueke, among others.

KAMBA UNITY
The rally will likely boost the fortunes of Ms Ndeti who has been embroiled in court cases challenging her nomination as the Wiper Party governor candidate.

Ms Ndeti got a standing ovation when Governor Kibwana mentioned her as the governor-designate for Machakos.

Ms Ndeti thanked those who supported her during the nomination and urged for unity.

“We started this journey at Emali where we declared the Kamba community unity. I declare here that the community will never be the same again,” she said.