Don’t play mind games with Kambas, defectors tell Raila
‘We expected him to endorse Kalonzo this time round. But to our surprise, we hear them talk of Joho. Why should we be in Cord? — We are out’
A section of Ukambani MPS who recently defected to the Jubilee Party have criticised Cord for taking the community for granted.
Speaking when they hosted the Deputy President William Ruto for a Church funds drive in Mutituni yesterday, the MPs led by Machakos town MP Victor Munyaka demanded to know the community’s position in the opposition.
They took issue with remarks in Kisumu by some top ODM leaders who openly endorsed Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho as Raila’s running mate in 2017.
Mwala MP Vincent Musyoka accused ODM leader Raila Odinga of playing mind games with the Kamba community and its leaders.
“We expected Raila will endorse Kalonzo this time round. But to our surprise, we have now started hearing them talking of Joho. What will be the reason for us being in the opposition?” he asked.
Masinga MP Itwiku Mbia said the Kambas were not ready “to be taken for fools any more”.
“We have eyes and we can see. Not again will we will we vote to be in the opposition ,” Itwiku said.
Mbooni MP Michael Kisoi said it was time the community rethinks of its political direction since its future in opposition was bleak.
He said they were ready to pay the price and ensure that the community forms the next government.
Machakos town MP Victor Munyaka said, “Only a devil won’t see the development the Jubilee government has initiated in this area.”
Deputy President William Ruto said the government was committed to serving all Kenyans without discrimination.
“You all have the right to be served by the government and that’s why we want to ensure that no region is left behind,” Ruto said.
He accused Cord of playing “politics of hate, division and violence” instead of focusing on issues.
Mavoko MP Patrick Makau (right) gives a cash reward to the best 2015 KCSE female candidate at Kanaani High School in Athi River town on June 17