Ex­ter­nal forces try­ing to drive wedge be­tween me and Musyoka but we are to­gether, says Muthama

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Machakos Se­na­tor John­son Muthama has blamed “ex­ter­nal forces” for try­ing to cre­ate a rift be­tween him and Wiper boss Kalonzo Musyoka.

Speak­ing on Sun­day for the first time over the per­ceived po­lit­i­cal dif­fer­ences with Kalonzo, he said the me­dia blew the is­sue out of pro­por­tion. He said Musyoka only cau­tioned him against be­ing too hard on Makueni Gov­er­nor Kivutha Kib­wana.

“I told him when you find a snake on your wife’s back, you don’t just sit back and watch. You hit it re­gard­less of whether you will in­jure your wife. That didn’t mean we have dif­fered po­lit­i­cally,” Muthama said.

He said he is strongly be­hind Musyoka and no one can drive a wedge be­tween them. “They thought by spread­ing pro­pa­ganda I would de­nounce Kalonzo and form my own party. I’m not the kind of politi­cian who seeks self-grat­i­fi­ca­tion. I can’t fall into such tricks,” he said.

Muthama, how­ever, main­tained he will still push for dis­so­lu­tion of small re­gional par­ties to en­sure they head to the next elec­tion a united team.

/AN­DREW MBUVA

Machakos Se­na­tor John­son Muthama ad­dresses a rally at the Ka­toloni mar­ket on Sun­day

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