Wiper Democratic Party Boss Kalonzo Musyoka might be staring at a rebellion in the Ukambani region but one thing that remains certain is the fact that the former Vice President still has loyalists who are willing to take the bullet for him.
Three Ukambani governors; Kivutha Kibwana, Charity Ngilu and Alfred Mutua are threatening Kalonzo’s supremacy and control of the Ukambani Politics with claims that Kalonzo has brought nothing tangible to the people of Ukambani.
Kalonzo’s allies have however warned that the three are digging their political graves. MPs Gideon Mulyungi (Mwingi Central), Musili Mawathe (Embakasi South), Joshua Mbithi (Masinga), Mulu Makali (Kitui Central), Patrick Makau (Mavoko) and Kitui senator Enock Wambua rallied behind him.
In what they called the Mavoko declaration, the leaders said Kalonzo remains the Ukambani political kingpin. They pledged to support his presidential bid.
The lawmakers dared Kibwana to quit Wiper and seek a fresh mandate on his Muungano Party ticket “if he is man enough”.
“There is nothing those governors are doing. The road launched on Wednesday was constructed in 2016 to the tune of Sh220 million. The governors’ unity is to squander public funds, which they don’t want Wiper MCAs to question,” Mbithi said.
He dismissed the trio as having no political clout to mount a serious State House bid.
Wambua demanded respect for the Wiper leader in his backyard to boost his presidential ambitions.
Uhuru, Deputy President William Ruto and Raila have unfailing support in their backyards. Kalonzo’s quest would be heavily dented if he lost the battle to the governors.