You’re not my equals, Musila tells lowly reps

‘I’m not run­ning for MCA but gov­er­nor’

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Eastern - MUSEMBI NZENGU @nzengumj

Wiper chair­man David Musila has said he is a se­nior politi­cian who should not be en­gaged, in­sulted and crit­i­cised by low-rank­ing MCAs. He has de­clared his in­ter­est in be­com­ing Ki­tui gov­er­nor.

“I am not play­ing in the same league with MCAs. I am not in com­pe­ti­tion with any MCA be­cause I am not run­ning for an MCA po­si­tion. I am tak­ing a shot at the Ki­tui gov­er­nor­ship, which is a more se­nior po­si­tion than that of MCA,” the Ki­tui sen­a­tor said.

Musila presided over a fundraiser for 138 stu­dents at Musukini mar­ket in Mwingi Cen­tral sub­county on Satur­day. He said it is amoral for low-level politi­cians to crit­i­cise and in­sult a se­nior politi­cian such as him­self.

“Your MCA has no right to hurl in- sults at me be­cause I am not com­pet­ing for his seat. I am run­ning for gov­er­nor. I want you to cau­tion your MCA [Bernard] Sila against his way­ward be­hav­iour,” Musila told res­i­dents.

AGE BUT A NUM­BER

Musila and former Lands CS Char­ity Ngilu of Narc are eye­ing the gov­er­nor post held by Julius Malombe. Musila said vi­o­lence and in­sults dur­ing cam­paigns are ab­hor­rent.

Musila called for re­spect dur­ing cam­paigns. He urged all as­pi­rants to up­hold peace­ful cam­paigns de­void of vi­o­lence and vit­riol. Musila said in­citers risk be­ing de­nied the Wiper ticket.

He crit­i­cised his op­po­nents for harp­ing on about his age, say­ing it is a non-is­sue. “Is age re­ally a crime? Even if I am se­nior in age, that should ac­tu­ally be re­garded as a bless­ing from God,” Musila said. He urged res­i­dents to in­ter­ro­gate the can­di­dates’ track record and per­for­mance in­stead.

/MUSEMBI NZENGU

Wiper chair­man David Musila and former chair­man of the de­funct Mwingi County Coun­cil Musyoka wa Nzili dur­ing the fundraiser at Musukini mar­ket, Mwingi Cen­tral sub­county, on Satur­day

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