Kamba el­ders say they’ll only back Kalonzo

Atu­nia ma Thome won’t sup­port other can­di­dates run­ning for po­lit­i­cal of­fice

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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.

/ LY­DIA NGOOLO

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

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