In Summary
  • He says Kamba Nation will, in the next few weeks, chart a new path after failing to realise its dreams in Nasa.

  • Former senator accuses President Kenyatta and Raila Odinga of using BBI to stifle political careers of the DP and Mr Musyoka.

The Kamba Nation will, in the next few weeks, chart a new course after failing to realise its dreams in Nasa, says former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama.

Making the announcement, Mr Muthama said Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka will join forces with Deputy President William Ruto ahead of the 2022 General Election.

DELEGATION

Mr Muthama said consultations among Kamba MPs were already under way and that he would soon lead a delegation of Wiper leaders for talks with Dr Ruto for a working formula.

In a no-holds-barred morning interview with Musyi FM, a Kamba vernacular radio station owned by Royal Media Services, Mr Muthama said Dr Ruto and Mr Musyoka were currently in a similar political predicament, having been dumped by their respective coalition leaders.

The former senator claimed that both leaders were victims of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), accusing President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga of using it to stifle the career prospects of the DP and Mr Musyoka.

In his usual abrasive style, Mr Muthama accused the two leaders of using the BBI to avoid honouring the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) they entered into with Dr Ruto and Mr Musyoka.

AGREEMENT

“We all know that President Kenyatta promised to back his deputy in 2022. Similarly Mr Odinga has a valid agreement with Kalonzo Musyoka to support him ascend to the presidency in the next elections,” he said.

To avoid honouring these agreements, the former senator said, the President reached out to Mr Odinga under the BBI framework to frustrate his deputy while the ODM leader recruited governors from Ukambani as his new political partners to sideline Mr Musyoka.

“This BBI thing has made it difficult for Mr Ruto and Mr Musyoka to demand the Memorandum of Understanding they entered into with the two top leaders be honoured and, therefore, they should join hands to scuttle the plan,” he said.

He said that based on what is happening in Jubilee and the collapse of Nasa, it is only natural for Mr Musyoka to team up with the DP.

FRUSTRATE

Mr Muthama accused Mr Odinga of being thankless to Mr Musyoka and the Kamba community despite having stood with him for 10 years in the past two presidential elections. “To bring governors Alfred Mutua, Charity Ngilu and Kivutha Kibwana on board was a scheme to frustrate Mr Musyoka, and stop him from pursuing the MoU,” Mr Muthama said, adding that the President was using a similar strategy to upset his deputy.

Mr Muthama accused Mr Kenyatta of running a quiet campaign to disparage his deputy by painting him as corrupt, instead of asking Parliament to impeach the DP if he believed he is unfit to hold office.

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