UKAMBANI POLITICS

Wiper leaders deny Kalonzo's mega meeting meant to ward off governors' influence

Kalonzo has planned a mega political meeting at his Yatta farm in Machakos.

In Summary

• Mutula addressed a press conference at Wiper party headquarters in Karen.

• He was flanked by his senate colleagues Enoch Wambua (Kitui) and Kavindu Muthama. Other were the speakers and majority leaders of the three county assemblies.

OKA principals led by Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula and ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi at Hermosa Hotel Karen on January 5, 2021.
POLITICAL PACTS: OKA principals led by Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula and ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi at Hermosa Hotel Karen on January 5, 2021.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka's allies have refuted claims that their boss's political meeting scheduled for Saturday is meant to ward off the threat posed by the region's governors on his grip of Ukambani backyard.

Kalonzo has planned a mega political meeting at his Yatta farm in Machakos in what is seen as an attempt to stamp his political authority in the region.

The three governors Kivutha Kibwana (Makueni), Charity Ngilu (Kitui) and Alfred Mutua (Machakos) are today meeting in Machakos where they are expected to make a political statement.

But addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Kalonzo's troops dismissed, saying that their leader's grip on the region is not under any threat.

"We are leaders from that region and I can tell you that there is no threat at all on Kalonzo's and he does not need to prove anything," Mutula said.

Mutula addressed a press conference at Wiper party headquarters in Karen.

He was flanked by his senate colleagues Enoch Wambua (Kitui) and Kavindu Muthama. Other were the speakers and majority leaders of the three county assemblies.

Mutula, who read the statement on behalf of the leaders, said the Yatta meeting will discuss the region's political direction.

"Our meeting on Saturday will be used to discuss the way forward for the community in regards to the political direction we shall take as we approach the National elections," he added.

The meeting will bring together the clergy, political elected and nominated leaders, former elected leaders, aspirants, business leaders, professionals, women and youth leaders.