Kalonzo scoffs at Jubilee sympathizers from Ukambani
Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has laughed off at a section of Ukambani leaders’ decision to back the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Speaking Monday at the Machakos Golf course, Kalonzo down-played the move saying it was politically inconsequential in the opposition stronghold.
The NASA Presidential running mate who was addressing several leaders drawn from Machakos,Kitui and Makueni counties further said the recent forays by the Jubilee party in the region will not add any value to President Uhuru’s campaign strategy.
“Those who have gone to State House had done so for their own selfish ends. But we are advising them to know that charity begins at home and they will eventually come back here,” he said.
He also exuded confidence that Nasa leader Raila Odinga will easily trounce Kenyatta in the October 17 elections following the nullification of the latter’s win by the Supreme Court on September 1st
Kalonzo said lawyers representing the Nasa coalition had unearthed massive irregularities in the hotly contested polls that had clearly shown that Kenyatta never won the elections.
The Wiper leader lauded the decision by the Supreme Court in nullifying the elections terming the decision an unprecedented move and a first of its kind in Africa.
“We salute Justice David Maraga and his three judges who elected to overturn Uhuru’s win. This was a clear indication that Kenya has come of age and that democracy has come of age in our country,” he added.
On the controversy surrounding the current infighting within the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) leadership, the former Mwingi North legislature and a onetime vice president said they were not ready to go to the election with the CEO Ezra Chiloba still in office.
“We in Nasa respect independent bodes like the Judiciary and IEBC but we cannot go to the polls while Ezra Chiloba who is a sympathizer to the government of the day is still in office,” he pointed out.
On her part, Kitui governor Charity Ngilu demanded the scrutiny of IEBC servers used during the transmission of election results alleging that they were heavily manipulated in favour of Jubilee presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.
She has also urged Kalonzo and Raila not to go to the polls unless the entire poll body undergoes a major shakeup.
Other leaders present during the function were Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr and former Kathiani MP Wavinya Ndeti who unsuccessfully vied for the Machakos gubernatorial seat.
Wavinya has however moved to court to challenge the outcome of the August 8 election in which IEBC declared Dr Alfred Mutua as the governor.
By Samuel Maina