In Summary
  • Wiper Party MPs claim Kivutha Kibwana masterminding scheme to break party and split Ukambani voting bloc.
  • MPs ask Wiper MCAs to be zealous in checking Ukambani governors' excesses.
  • The Wiper legislators want him to seek a fresh mandate if he feels he has the support of the electorate instead of incessantly attacking Mr Musyoka.

Wiper MPs have turned the tables against the interim party chairman Prof Kivutha Kibwana and want him to resign from the party and seek a fresh mandate.

The MPs led by the national organising secretary Robert Mbui also urged Wiper ward representatives to escalate their war against corruption in the three counties, accusing Ukambani governors of being afraid to be questioned on corrupt undertakings.

The MPs on Wednesday told off Prof Kibwana and accused of masterminding an ‘evil scheme’ to break the party and the Ukambani voting bloc. They castigated him for being overly critical of the party leader Mr Kalonzo Musyoka.

Responding to the three Ukambani governors — Prof Kibwana (Makueni), Dr Alfred Mutua (Machakos) and Charity Ngilu (Kitui) — the legislators said the party's National Executive Committee will meet to summon Mr Kibwana to “to explain why he has absconded his responsibility.”

"Wiper as a party has been restraining itself from responding to Prof Kibwana. But he has crossed the red line and we feel that it is time to take him head on," said Mr Enock Wambua, who is the Kitui Senator during a press conference at Parliament Building.

“He has failed to give direction in the party because he has been an absentee chairman,” added Mwingi Central MP Gideon Mulyungi, a statement which was supported by Mr Mbui, who said the Makueni governor has ceased being the party’s chairman.

The Wiper legislators want him to seek a fresh mandate if he feels he has the support of the electorate instead of incessantly attacking Mr Musyoka.

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