Ngilu pleads for Musila’s return
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu is urging former Wiper Chairman David Musila to rescind his decision of decamping from his former party.
Addressing a Wiper political rally at the Machakos Golf course Monday, Ngilu alleged that Musila who has since decamped to Jubilee is on the verge of becoming politically irrelevant unless he rejoins his former party.
The outspoken former Kitui Central MP said the Jubilee government had nothing new to offer to Musila and the Ukambani region having failed to initiate any meaningful development projects in the area during the last four years.
“Let Musila come back to the National Super Alliance where he truly belongs. As Ukambani leaders we need to back the re-election of our presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka whom we believe are in a position to address the problems of our people ,”she said.
Musila ditched his former party and its leader Kalonzo after losing out in the Wiper nominations to Dr Julius Malombe during the party primaries.
He went ahead to run as an independent candidate but came second to Ngilu who was contesting for the seat on Narc ticket.
During Monday’s meeting which was also attended by Kalonzo Musyoka, Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr and former Kathiani MP Wavinya Ndeti, Ngilu described the Jubilee leadership as the worst administration that the country has ever witnessed since independence.
She also rubbished the new development projects initiated by President Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto in the area like roads and SGR saying residents of the Ukambani region need basic things such as water to help boost food production in the region.
“People of Ukambani area do not need the Standard Gauge Railway which they have never ridden on. Our immediate need is provision of water and food that will ensure our people do not remain perpetual beggars in their own country,” she pointed out.
On his part, Kalonzo accused Kenyatta and Ruto of using government resources and top civil servants in their campaigns and threatened to use legal action to protest the same.
Kalonzo similarly hit out at area County Commissioner Matilada Sakwa who she accused of being used by Jubilee in rallying chiefs to campaign for the re-election of President Kenyatta in the October 17 polls.
“We are aware that Jubilee is busy using State machinery to conduct their campaigns which is against the electoral laws. We also know that the area County Commissioner has been busy soliciting for votes for the Jubilee presidential candidate and his running mate and we wish to advise her to desist from doing so before the law catches up with her soon,” he claimed.
The Wiper leader exuded confidence that Nasa will easily win the coming elections owing to the recent nullification of the presidential results by the Supreme Court on September 1.
By Samuel Maina