‘Prove Mu­tua linked to Kiala kid’s kid­nap’

‘Kalonzo is de­fam­ing Gover­nor Mu­tua’

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Eastern - GE­ORGE OWITI @TheS­tarKenya

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has been chal­lenged to give ev­i­dence link­ing Gover­nor Al­fred Mu­tua to the al­leged kid­nap­ping of Machakos Deputy Gover­nor Be­nard Kiala’s daugh­ter.

Machakos county ma­jor­ity leader Joshua Mwonga said it is shame­ful for a re­spected leader such as Kalonzo to pub­licly ac­cuse the gover­nor of kid­nap­ping his deputy’s daugh­ter.

The Masinga Cen­tral MCA spoke in his ward on Satur­day.

He dared the Wiper leader to record a state­ment with the po­lice if he has ev­i­dence in­crim­i­nat­ing the gover­nor.

He said Kalonzo should stop de­fam­ing Mu­tua if he does not have any ev­i­dence against him.

He added that it was not the right time to ac­cuse and point fin­gers at each other. In­stead, he said, it was time to join hands and find the girl.

“It is painful for a par­ent to have his or her child kid­napped, and this is the time we should sym­pa­thise with Kiala. We shouldn’t be ac­cus­ing each other be­cause that doesn’t help,” Mwonga said.

He said Mu­tua is not the only as­pi­rant for Machakos gover­nor seat in 2017 for him to be la­belled a sus­pect in the mat­ter.

He said Kiala is not a po­lit­i­cal threat to Gover­nor Mu­tua for him to stoop so low and even if he could be in­volved, which is unimag­in­able for him, to sup­press his can­di­da­ture.

Last Fri­day at a po­lit­i­cal rally in Kib­wezi, Kalonzo said po­lice should ques­tion Mu­tua con­cern­ing the dis­ap­pear­ance of Kiala’s daugh­ter.

The deputy Gover­nor’s daugh­ter was re­port­edly kid­napped on Wed­nes­day by peo­ple Kiala claimed de­manded he drops his bid for Machakos 2017 gover­nor.

IT IS PAINFUL FOR A PAR­ENT TO HAVE HIS OR HER CHILD KID­NAPPED

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