Kamba elders say they’ll only back Kalonzo
Atunia ma Thome won’t support other candidates running for political office
Kamba elders have said they will not back any presidential candidate in 2017 other than Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka. They expect he will be Cord’s flagbearer.
During a meeting at the Kitui Hotel on Monday, the elders’ outfit called Atunia ma Thome said it will not support candidates running for governor, senator and MP. It was chaired by Robert Mutemi, who is the patron.
“We have resolved that we will not back any candidate other than Kalonzo if he becomes Cord’s presidential candidate,” he said.
Present were council chairman Micheal Musila, vice chairman Ali Mwanzi and trustee Wilson Muema.
“We are ready to support and popularise Kalonzo in his quest to become President because he has the inter- ests of the Kamba community at heart. That is in line with our core mandate, which is to protect the interests of the Kambas,” Mutemi said.
He said the association leaders and members have a right to vote for their preferred candidates.
“The only thing we are against is the use of the name of our association by politicians and other indivividuals for political mileage,” Mutemi said.
Ahadi Kenya Trust CEO Stanley Kamau (in blue shirt), Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana (2nd R) and Lotto Foundation CEO Brian Waluchio (right) distribute food donated by Ahadi Kenya Trust and the Ministry of Devolution at Kieleleni Primary school, Makueni county, yesterday