In Summary
  • The media was not invited to cover the discussions that centred on how to tame a simmering rebellion by three Ukambani governors.
  • However, seventeen MCAs who did not attend the meeting held a parallel one and declared support for the three.
  • They asked Mr Musyoka to retire honourably from politics.

A group of Machakos members of county assembly has dismissed a meeting called by Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka terming it 'musical chairs" and saying nothing much will come out of it.

The meeting of Wiper leaders, including MCAs, was held on Tuesday at Mr Kalonzo's Yatta home.

The media was not invited to cover the discussions that centred on how to tame a simmering rebellion by three Ukambani governors- Makueni's Kivutha Kibwana, Machakos' Alfred Mutua and Kitui's Charity Ngilu.

The rebellion by governors, the handshake deal between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga and the upcoming Embakasi South by-election have all stirred Mr Musyoka to action.

"DESPERATE"

However, seventeen MCAs who did not attend the meeting held a parallel one at Mualice Hotel in Machakos, where they asked Mr Musyoka, principal of the opposition's National Super Alliance, to retire from politics.

The MCAs were drawn from Narc, Ford-K, Wiper, Jubilee Party and Maendeleo Chap Chap Party (MCCP).

"We have heard of some desperate moves by the Wiper party leadership [in convening] a leaders' meeting in an attempt to revive Hon. Kalonzo's diminishing political career," the ward representatives said in the statement by Minority whip Alex Kamitu (MCCP).

"Nothing much will come out of it. We have been through these musical chairs before".

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