Wiper paid MCAs Sh10m to axe me and wreck county - Mu­tua

Gov­er­nor Mu­tua says party leader Kalonzo is part of the scheme to bring down the Machakos county gov­ern­ment. But MP Mbui calls the al­le­ga­tions non­sense

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Eastern - AN­DREW MBUVA @an­drewsm­buva

Machakos Gov­er­nor Alfred Mu­tua yes­ter­day ac­cused the Wiper party of pay­ing MCAs Sh10 mil­lion to im­peach him and destroy the county gov­ern­ment.

An im­peach­ment mo­tion is to be de­bated on Wednes­day. MCAs ac­cuse him of abuse of of­fice and ma­jor fi­nan­cial ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties

“I can speak with au­thor­ity that the Wiper Party has paid Sh10 mil­lion to MCAs to im­peach me,” Mu­tua said. “Wiper needs to be told they will fail be­cause its pol­i­tics of poverty has no place in mod­ern Kenya.”

The Wiper rebel said he won’t be in­tim­i­dated by sack­ing threats by MCAs he called agents of “higher po­lit­i­cal forces”.

Mu­tua spoke in Kiusyani, Ki­tui Cen­tral con­stituency, dur­ing his fourth day in Ki­tui county.

He sin­gled out top Wiper of­fi­cials, in­clud­ing leader Kalonzo Musyoka, as be­ing part of the scheme to bring down the Machakos gov­ern­ment.

How­ever, Wiper Or­gan­is­ing sec­re­tary Robert Mbui dis­missed Mu­tua’s al­le­ga­tions as “to­tal non­sense”.

He said Wiper has noth­ing to do with the im­peach­ment bid, as Mu­tua no longer be­longs to the party. “Mu­tua de­fected. We Won­der why he is blam- ing Wiper,” Mbui said.

He urged the gov­er­nor to stop sideshows and in­stead face the is­sues raised in the im­peach­ment mo­tion.

Mu­tua said he is com­mit­ted to of­fer­ing “trans­for­ma­tive lead­er­ship”. He said he has been wait­ing for the im­peach­ment mo­tion af­ter he was no­ti­fied by some MCAs that they had re­ceived funds to bring him down.

Mu­tua also at­trib­uted the im­peach­ment move to his re­jec­tion of MCAs’ de­mands for Sh5 mil­lion county funds to fi­nance their re­elec­tion cam­paigns.

The gov­er­nor has camped in Ki­tui county to pop­u­larise his Maen­deleo Chap Chap Party. He said spon­sor­ing the mo­tion on flimsy grounds want to “steal from strug­gling peo­ple.”

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