By Wycliffe Munyoki | Aprial 27,2017
Kitui Senator David Musila
Kitui senator has defected from Wiper Party two days after he was floored in the gubernatorial race by the incumbent governor Dr Julius Malombe.
Musila who is the National Wiper Chairman has resigned from the position .
“I regret that I find my position as chair of Wiper Party untenable. I have tendered my resignation as the chair,” said Musila.
Musila accused Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka for interfering with Kitui politics and said he can’t support somebody who can’t support him.
He maintained that he won the Wiper ticket but Kalonzo denied him the victory. According to him,he garnered 81,234 votes against Malombe’s 71,899 in primaries.
“Its unfortunate that the winner of Kitui governor’s ticket was declared the loser and the loser declared the winner,”thundered Musila.
Musila assured his supporters to be calm as he readies for the next move.
By Wycliffe Munyoki | Aprial 26,2017
KITUI Governor Dr Julius Malombe has been declared the winner of Wiper Party ticket in the gubernatorial ticket flooring Senator David Musila.
The results were given two days after the primaries was concluded.The credibility of the nominations has been questioned after high cases irregularities were reported.Blame has been cast on both Malombe’s and Musila’s side for causing the controversial delay as each of them was not ready to concede defeat .
In the hotly contested nomination,Malombe garnered 88,382 votes against Musila’s 74,308 votes.
Musila who is the Wiper National chairperson has said maintained he had won the ticket something that is said may rock Wiper Party.
By Wycliffe Munyoki | Aprial 25,2017.
At least 26 people died in a grisly road accident at Kambu in Kibwezi sub- county ,Makueni county on the night of Monday at around 11:00pm.
According to Kibwezi OCPD Leonard Kimaiyo the fatal accident involved a bus and a lorry.
The bus was heading to Nairobi from Mombasa when it crashed with the lorry killing the 26 occupants on the spot.
Police said the driver of the bus was overtaking at Kaluu bridge when the bus collided with the lorry head on collision.
The trailer driver and his turn boy were seriously injured.All those injured were taken to Makindu Sub-county hospital for treatment.
By Wycliffe Munyoki | Sunday Aprial 23,2017
Kitui governor Dr.Julius Malombe who will face David Musila in Wiper primaries. Photo/FILE
KITUI Governor Dr. Julius Malombe has dismissed claims doing rounds that he rode on the popularity of his friend-turned -for Senator David Musila to ascend to the governor seat in 2013.
Musila is telling lies and total propaganda that he introduced me to Kitui people as governor aspirant and that he campaigned for me in 2013 elections. Its not true since it’s in public domain he fronted the former Kitui South MP Isaac Muoki,who was running against me in Wiper nominations,”said Malombe.
He said they only worked with Musila after after they were both nominated to run in Wiper ticket.
Musila who is running for governor has been going round in his campaigns apologising to Kitui people for convincing them to elect Malombe.
Musila who is the Wiper national chairperson will face Malombe in the Wiper primaries scheduled on Aprial 24.
By Wycliffe Munyoki | Thur Aprial 20,2017.
Kitui senator David Musila who is eyeing for the governor’s seat.photo/FILE
KITUI incumbent senator David Musila has accused Kitui governor Dr.Julius Malombe of using the public resources and county personnel in his campaign.
Musila who has expressed his bid for Kitui governor’s seat will face Dr.Malombe in upcoming Wiper Party primaries.
“Dr.Malombe is using county resources in his campaigns. He is using sub county administrators,ward administrators,village administrators, ECDE teachersand senior county officials to drum for his support. He is also using county vehicles all fueled by public funds of Kitui people,” said Musila.
Musila who was addressing the press in his Mwingi office said Malombe’s move is against the Elections Act and he has written to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC) asking for necessary measures to be taken against the governor.
By Wycliffe Munyoki | Aprial Mon 17,2017
Machakos county Deputy Governor and gubernatorial aspirant, Bernard Kiala, has dismissed the move by Wiper Party to issue the former Kathiani MP and the Machakos gubernatorial aspirant Wavinya Ndeti a Wiper direct ticket in August 8 elections.
Kiala’s claims comes after it Wiper Party signed a pact with Ndeti’s CCU party locking out Kiala who is also eyeing for Machakos governor’s seat.
Speaking at Mutituni market in Machakos,Kiala expressed his disappointment with the move saying the party has betrayed him.He challenged the Wavinya-Mathuki union to face it off with him at the ballot during the nominations.
Kiala rubbished the deal in which he was promised a 30 per cent share in the county government, insisting that he must be on the ballot come August 8.