Various leaders have scoffed at Makueni County Governor Kivutha Kibwana for his assertion that Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka was not a viable presidential candidate in 2022 and urged the Kamba community to remain united behind Mr. Musyoka.
The leaders said Mr. Musyoka was the de facto Kamba leader who had earned his place at National politics and was best-placed to secure the presidency in the near future.
Speaking at Kitonyini secondary school during a Harambee for construction of a laboratory on Saturday Mwingi North MP Paul Nzengu, Meru Senator Mithika Linturi and, Machakos Town MP Dr. Victor Munyaka said the community recognized Mr. Musyoka as a leader capable of winning the presidency.
“We don’t want anybody attacking Kalonzo Musyoka. We have only one defacto Kamba leader. The small differences we have within ourselves are only serving to spoil our chances of getting the presidency, “said Nzengu.
He dismissed Mr. Kibwana as an activist who could not marshal the support of the community and the country.”It has been reported that Kalonzo is struggling to survive against onslaught in Ukambani but I want to say that this is not true. There are some selfish people trying to send the wrong message. Kalonzo has no rivals in Ukambani. He is our defacto leader,” said Mr. Nzengu.
Machakos town MP Dr. Victor Munyaka (Jubilee ) said no one was against the Wiper leader but urged him to call a meeting of leaders from all political parties in the region in order to forge a united front.
“No one is against Kalonzo. I would like him to call all Kamba leaders from different political parties to a meeting to talk with one voice. Let him not try to punish anyone. I have had my own experience with him but I hold no grudge,” said Dr. Munyaka.
Meru County Senator Mithika Linturi urged the Kamba community to unite in order to have a better bargain for the country leadership.
“You must unite and show others that you are united if you want to get the presidency. It is easy for us to work together. Let us look at the best bargain we can put forward because politics is about numbers,” he said.
He said others may support Mr. Musyoka’s bid for the presidency if the community was United behind him. Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Alex Muteti and Sports Kenya Chairman Fred Muteti who attended the function urged parents to invest in the education of their children. Last week governor Kibwana said Mr. Musyoka was unlikely to become President adding his time had lapsed.