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’

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties - AN­DREW MBUVA @an­drewsm­buva

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.

/DEN­NIS KAVISU

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

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