Mutua weeps, Kalonzo laughs
31 August 2015, 13:55
Nairobi - It was as big a contrast as you will see. Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka laughing and dancing in Western Kenya while Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua wept in Ukambani.
Mutua wept during a rally in Ukambani over the weekend, decrying the fact that his movement was being undermined by veteran leaders in the region.
Mutua has started the anti-poverty drive Maendeleo Chap Chap movement and he wept at the apparent mission by some leaders from the region to try kill it off.
" This is an anti poverty movement and I am shocked that some of our fellow leaders are trying to kill it. I am truly shocked," he said while weeping.
" I want to tell them no matter how many meetings they hold to
undermine me, I will soldier on to liberate our people from the
politics of poverty," he added.
Mutua said some of the leaders were telling him to go stop moving too fast, which he says was disappointing.
" They are panicking due to the fact that people are now questioning
what they have done to uplift their areas despite being in powerful
position for decades," he added.
It is understood that top ranking Wiper Party of Kenya leaders, allied to Kalonzo Musyoka are keen on shutting down Mutua's movement, terming it a hindrance to their movement.
In the meantime, over the weekend, Kalonzo was in Bungoma with other CORD leaders, where he attended a rally seeking to inform residents over the sugar deal with Uganda.
He did not comment on Mutua's supposed encroachment into his territory but has in the past been open about it.
" I am not seeking such politics. My sights are set on 2017," he said last week.
Mutua, according to Observers is set to run for the Machakos Gubernatorial seat on a different organ to Wiper and CORD and it remains to be seen if he will get any success.
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