By Wycliffe Munyoki | Thur Aprial 13,2017.
Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka is a buffled man after a new political party called New Democrats Party in his Ukambani backyard has been launched.
The new political outfit formed by businessman David Masika was launched on Aprial Tuesday 11 in a Nairobi Hotel.
Masika will face Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana for the county top job in August 8 polls.
The successful businessman who is Kalonzo’s close friend had handed his nomination papers to run for the governor seat on the Wiper ticket but made an about-turn after Kalonzo signed a pact with Kivutha Kibwana of Muungano party. Kalonzo-Kivutha’s deal seems not have gone well with Masika.
” My main reason for decamping Wiper is the type of pact between Wiper boss and Governor Kivutha where he has been assured a direct nomination ticket.So in a situation as this where does that leave me?”explained Masika.
Masika has however, said that his friendship with Kalonzo Musyoka remains intact and the launch of New Democrats has his blessings. He said that his new party will be affiliated to NASA and will support the coalition’s presidential candidate regardless of who is picked as the flag bearer.
By Wycliffe Munyoki | Thur Aprial 13,2017.
Makueni County Health Executive Dr. Andrew Mulwa who has dropped his bid for the senator seat.
MAKUENI senator aspirant Dr.Andrew Mulwa is out of the race after Wiper boss Kalonzo Musyoka and Makueni Governor Prof.Kivutha Kibwana urged him to do so.
Kalonzo and Kivutha advised me to do so since my entry into the race will appear as if there is no unity in his Ukambani stronghold and could reduce his chances to be named the NASA flag bearer,”said Mulwa.
Dr.Mulwa is also the Health Executive in Makueni said was to challenge the current Makueni senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr who is also the Wiper Vice Chairperson in the Wiper nominations.
By Wycliffe Munyoki | Thur April 12,2027.
Machakos county governor Dr.Alfred Mutua is reportedly said to be under siege following solid backing of Wavinya Ndeti by all the NASA affiliate parties to go for the governor’s seat.
Ndeti who decamped from her Chama Cha Uzalendo(CCU) and joined Wiper seems to have received Kalonzo Musyoka’s blessings to unseat Governor Dr.Alfred Mutua.
Mutua who risks loosing to Ndeti has recently been heard calling upon for his Deputy Governor Bernard Kiala for reunion.Thetwo fell apart just a year after their election in 2013 and have not been seeing an eye with each other since then.
Kiala who has expressed interest in unseating Mutua will now face Ndeti inthe Wiper primaries. He has said he will support Ndeti if he losses in the nominations and has asked Ndeti to do so if he beat her.
The Wiper leader’s open endorsement of Ndeti to face Mutua has been perceived as a way to stamp his authority as the Kamba kingpin over Mutua.
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka.Photo/FILE.
Kalonzo is out to teach Governor Mutua a lesson of his lifetime after the latter formed his own party,Maendeleo Chap Chap.Mutuawho was elected on a Wiper ticket has demonstrated defiance by forming his own party and is now supporting reelection of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Mutua will face Wavinya Ndeti and his former Chief of Staff Lemi Muia who has been fronted by the Jubelee Party in the August 8 polls.
By Wycliffe Munyoki | Mon April 10,2017.
Yatta MP Francis Mwangangi Kilonzo.
Yatta MP Francis Mwangangi has accused Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama of not pushing for interests of the Kamba community in the search of the NASA flag bearer.
Mwangangi who was speaking at a rally over the weekend in Ikombe in his constituency said if Wiper leader will not be named as NASA presidential candidate then Muthama will have failed the Kamba community.
“If Kalonzo isn’t the NASA flag bearer Muthama is to blame. As a community, we believe Kalonzo is the best suited to go for the top seat among NASA principals,”said Mwangangi.
The outspoken legislator condemned Muthama for pledging allegiance to Rails Odinga in stead of fighting for their very own.He said he doesn’t wish for NASA been up it should be put in black and white Muthama is trying to betray Kambas
“Muthama’s eyes are on Raila.He was picked to the position to negotiate for Kalonzo, Wiper Party and Kamba community. If Hon. Kalonzo misses it we will put it on Muthama,” said Mwangangi.
By Wycliffe Munyoki | Mon April 10,2017 at 8:30 am
Machakos DG Bernard Kiala who is eying for Machakos govenor’s seat on a Wiper ticket addressing the press.
Machakos County Deputy Governor Benard Kuala has dismissed claims that he is ready to decamp from Wiper Party and join another party following Wavinya Ndeti joining Wiper Party.
Kiala was speaking on Monday Breakfast Show at Musyi FM,a vernacular radio station.
I have stood with Wiper Party,I have defended for our party leader when people like Wavinya were fighting our Wiper Party and our leader.She is an outsider and we are happy she has joined us.
Wavinya who is eyeing for Machakos governor’s seat decamped her CCU party last week and joined Wiper and will face Kiala in the party primaries.
The cotraversial Deputy Governor said he will support Ndeti to be Machakos governor if she will win the Wiper ticket and asked Ndeti to reciprocate if he beats her.
On claims that Wiper was planning to issue direct nomination to sitting Wiper leader ,Kiala dismissed such claims and termed them as a creation of the media.He said he a member of the Wiper NEC and no such issues had been discussed in any party meeting.
By Wycliffe Munyoki | Fri April 7,2017.
Chap Chap Secretary General Steve Kilonzo arrives at a Kitui hotel on Thursday to announce his bid for Kitui Senator’s seat.
Maendeleo Chap Chap Secretary General Steve Kilonzo has announced that he will run for Kitui Senator seat.
Kitui Senator seat has so far attracted four aspirants.The other 3 aspirants include businessman Elijah Kilonzo,Francis Mutia and former Standard Newspaper Managing Editor Enoch Kiio Wambua.
Kilonzo announced his bid during a meeting on Thursday at a Kitui hotel.He promised to find solutions to poor governance, inadequate health facilities, water shortages and poor roads.
“Bad relationship between our county leaders has affected development. These are the challenges I will address,” said Kilonzo.
Kilonzo was referring to the bad blood between Governor Julius Malombe and Senator David Musila both who were elected on Wiper ticket.
Senator Musila is eyeing the governor seat a move that created divisions within the Wiper Party.
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By Wycliffe Munyoki
Thursday 17,August 2016
Sad mood has engulfed residents of Mitaboni market in Machakos County following bloody killing of 6 night-shift watchmen during the yesterday night,Wednesday August 17.
The unkown attackers are said to be possession of lethal weapons like machettes,pangas and axes.The heinous attack also left 4 other gaurds nursing injuries.The 4 were rushed to Makueni Level 5 Hospital where they are getting treatment.
Business activities in Mitaboni market this morning came to an halt after the angry residents took to roads for demos.They barricaded the roads,set bonfires and blamed the police of being reluctant to rampant insecurity incidents in the area.
Police were forced to shoot in the air to scatter the resentul crowds.
Meanwhile,Machakos leaders led by Senator Muthama arrived to mourn with residents.
Muthama in company of deputy governor(Benard Kiala),Kathiani MP(Kyengo Katatha) and Mavoko MP(Patrick Makau) led the demostration .They urged the police to move with speed to ensure the perpetrators of the brutal attack are brought to book to face the full force of law.