You’re not my equals, Musila tells lowly reps
‘I’m not running for MCA but governor’
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.
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