Wiper rebels want to please their new masters, says Mbui
Defectors to Jubilee call for urgent Wiper meeting, otherwise, they promise a major political announcement to ‘change the region’s politics for good’
Wiper organising secretary Robert Mbui has told four MP defectors calling for an urgent party meeting to focus instead on their new Jubilee home.
MPs Joe Mutambu (Mwingi Central), Michael Kisoi (Mbooni), Richard Makenga (Kaiti) and Francis Mwangangi (Yatta) issued a 30-day ultimatum to party leader Kalonzo Musyoka to convene an urgent meeting.
They warned of a major political announcement, “which will change the region’s politics for good” if Kalonzo does not act.
But Mbui yesterday said the MPs cannot bully the party and dared them to make good on their threat.
Mbui said the legislators are hellbent on getting unwarranted attention and said their ultimatum will be ignored.
“Let them proceed and do whatever they want to do. They should not wait for a single day,” Mbui said.
He said Wiper leadership is tired of irresponsible comments made by leaders who have defected from the party.
“They want to please their new masters. They should get another agenda and sell the policies of their new political outfit,” Mbui said.
The Kathaini MP criticised Mutam- bu for claiming he owns Wiper and pays its office rent.
“Wiper doesn’t need Mutambu’s support in any way because it is financially sound,” Mbui said.
“I wonder how a defector would claim to own a party he does not believe in. If he owns any party, then it must be Jubilee.”
His remarks were echoed by Makueni MP Daniel Maanzo. Maanzo said the MPs have no moral obligation to demand a meeting because the Kamba community sees them as traitors.
Maanzo said Kalonzo does not belong to the same political class as the MPs and so they should not issue ultimatums.
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, chairman David Musila, Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior, secretary general Omar Hassan and other leaders during the National Governing Council’s meeting at Wiper Headquarters in Nairobi on February 10