In Summary
  • Prof Kibwana, who last week offered informally to resign as Wiper Party chairman, said on Sunday that the rift between him and Mr Musyoka “is a question of trust.”
  • Mr Kibwana’s troubles in Wiper intensified recently following his dalliance with fellow Ukambani governors, Dr Alfred Mutua of Machakos and Ms Charity Ngilu of Kitui.
  • Mr Musyoka’s followers see Ukambani governors' dalliance as a bid to undermine his political influence.

Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana has criticised Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s leadership style claiming that he is dishonest.

Prof Kibwana, who last week offered informally to resign as Wiper Party chairman, said on Sunday that the rift between him and Mr Musyoka “is a question of trust.”

The governor accused the Wiper leader of breaching an agreement they made prior to his joining the party in the lead up to the 2017 General Election. 

“We had an agreement on how to select MCAs (Members of County Assembly). Previously, I had a hostile group of MCAs. When we agreed on a way of doing it, it was not done. I have some even today who are causing problems,” he said during an interview on KTN News.

'ECONOMIC BLOCK'

Mr Kibwana’s troubles in Wiper intensified recently following his dalliance with fellow Ukambani governors, Dr Alfred Mutua of Machakos and Ms Charity Ngilu of Kitui.

Mr Mutua and Ms Ngilu have both been fierce critics of Mr Musyoka whom they say had no development impact on the region in his many years as a government minister.

Although the trio insist that their union is meant to drive economic development in the region, Mr Musyoka’s followers see it as a bid to undermine his political influence since both Mr Kibwana and Mr Mutua harbour presidential ambitions.

'SIDELINED'

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