Wiper to field can­di­date to face Kib­wana

The gov­er­nor has fronted ex­ec­u­tive An­drew Mulwa against Mu­tula Kilonzo Jr

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties - MUTUA KAMETI @TheS­tarKenya

The Wiper Party will field a can­di­date to chal­lenge Makueni Gov­er­nor Kivutha Kib­wana in 2017, Ki­tui Sen­a­tor David Musila has said.

Speak­ing to the Star yes­ter­day, Musila, who dou­bles as the Wiper Party chair­man, said the de­ci­sion to field a gov­er­nor can­di­date was in­formed by Kib­wana’s move to front one of his ex­ec­u­tives to run against Sen­a­tor Mu­tula Kilonzo Jr, a Wiper loy­al­ist.

Kib­wana was spon­sored by Mu­ungano, a Cord af­fil­i­ate party.

On Sun­day, Kib­wana said although he sup­ports Kalonzo Musyoka’s bid for Pres­i­dent, his party will field can­di­dates in all the other po­si­tions across the coun­try, a move Musila said Wiper did not take lightly.

He was ac­com­pa­nied by Narc Party leader Char­ity Ngilu.

They urged Kalonzo to work with them in unit­ing the Kamba com­mu­nity.

“Since Kib­wana has de­cided to front a can­di­date against our friend Kilonzo, we are telling him Wiper will spon­sor a can­di­date against him come 2017,” Musila said.

County Health ex­ec­u­tive An­drew Mulwa, a Kib­wana ally, has an­nounced he will run for po­lit­i­cal of­fice.

Al­ready, those close to him have been cam­paign­ing for him to stand for sen­a­tor against Kilonzo.

Kib­wana has openly sup­ported his bid, say­ing that he won’t mind if Mulwa went to the Se­nate to help push for more cash to be de­volved.

At the week­end, Mu­tula laughed off Mulwa’s bid and chal­lenged the Mu­ungano Party to be ready for a show­down once Wiper starts to fill all po­lit­i­cal po­si­tions in the county.

Sen­a­tor Musila said it was in­sin­cere for Kib­wana to pledge sup­port for Kalonzo and run against Wiper at the grass­roots.

“To show they hon­estly are in sup­port of Kalonzo, the one-man show Mu­ungano Party and Narc should fold up and join Wiper so that we can cam­paign to­gether,” Musila said.

/ LYDIA NGOOLO

Ahadi Kenya Trust CEO Stan­ley Ka­mau, Makueni Gov­er­nor Kivutha Kib­wana (2nd R) and Lotto Foun­da­tion CEO Brian Walu­chio (R) dis­trib­ute food do­nated by Ahadi Kenya Trust and the Min­istry of De­vo­lu­tion at Kiele­leni Pri­mary school in Makueni county on Satur­day

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