Muthama: I have not fallen out with Kalonzo Musyoka
Machakos Senator, Johnstone Muthama, has dispelled claims of a fallout with Wiper leader, Kalonzo Musyoka.
Speaking in Machakos on Sunday, November 20, Muthama said he had no issues with Kalonzo saying the narrative is being propagated by some forces out to divide the party.
His pronouncement comes weeks after Kalonzo told him off over an alleged plot to bar him from contesting for the CORD presidential position.
During the meet-the-people tour on Saturday, November 12 at Sultan Hamud, Kalonzo told off Muthama accusing him of trying to push the people of Ukambani into supporting Raila Odinga over him as the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy’s (CORD) presidential aspirant.
“We would all want to be in one party, but that is not possible. Let us not take advantage of my trip to create divisions in Wiper. Muthama can disagree with me on this, he is allowed to,” said Kalonzo.
“I carry the final word because I hold the vision of the party and if Muthama continues to undermine my effort to become CORD’s presidential candidate, the people of Ukambani will rip off his trouser, like was the case in Parliament (in reference to December 2014 during the Occupy Parliament protest against the Security Bill).”
Reports indicate that the disquiet within Wiper, created by the supposed Kalonzo-Muthama feud, caught the attention of CORD leader Raila Odinga who later summoned Muthama and Orengo to a meeting to seek a resolution.
Meanwhile, Muthama has called on other parties in Ukambani to fold up and join Wiper ahead of the next election.
The Senator welcomed Chama Cha Uzalendo of Wavinya Ndeti, Charity Ngilu’s Narc, Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana’s Muungano Party, Maendeleo Chap Chap of Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and Tip Tip of Kalembe Ndile to Wiper saying unity of the Ukambani people will create a formidable Wiper.
“Ngilu, Wavinya and Kibwana are neither having a presidential candidate nor running for president themselves, and of what use are their parties if not to divide the Kamba vote?” asked Mr Muthama, adding that the people should not accept any other party in the region.
Mr Muthama asked the leaders to join Wiper and fight for a nomination ticket adding that the party had a national outlook.
He said that his work was to unite leaders in CORD in a bid to strengthen the coalition in readiness for the next election.
Machakos Women Representative, Dr Susan Musyoka, said Jubilee had failed in the fight against corruption and urged the people to vote for CORD in the next election.