In Summary
  • They said Kambas need fresh leadership that more focused on developing the region and negotiating strongly for national resources.
  • MP Makau said he will advise his party boss that the ground is shifting beneath them, and that he needs to listen to dissenting views.

Wiper Democratic Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka is facing a fresh political rebellion after the three governors in Ukambani announced that they will rally the community in a different political direction.

Alfred Mutua (Machakos), Charity Ngilu (Kitui) and Kivutha Kibwana (Makueni) on Wednesday said Kambas need fresh leadership that more focused on developing the region and negotiating strongly for national resources.

The three county chiefs, who met in Kivandini, Machakos County, at Dr Mutua's invitation, held a closed-door meeting before addressing two public rallies in Masinga Constituency, where they accused Mr Musyoka for fomenting political wars in their counties.

“Going forward, we'll speak with one voice to unite the community and negotiate directly with the national government on the issues affecting our region,” Dr Mutua, said.

RETIRE

His close ally, Mwala MP Vincent Musyoka, set the ball rolling when he told the gathering that the former vice president had reached his political plateau, and that it is time the community charted a different route to leadership.

“Every idea has an expiry date. We should be understood when we say it's time for Kalonzo Musyoka to retire from politics and allow fresh leaders to take up the mantle,” the MP said.

His remarks followed similar sentiments by ward representatives accompanying the governors, who warned that the community cannot continue investing politically in Mr Musyoka in his quest for the presidency and expect anything different.

“You cannot do the same thing over and over again and expect different results. Kambas need a stronger voice at the national table to avoid being in the opposition again,” Mr Alex Ng'ang’a, Kitui deputy minority leader, said.

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