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Friday, 28 Apr 2017 17:11 EAT
Kitui Senator David Musila today stood ground that he had ditched Wiper Democratic Movement party at the same time that the Leader of Minority in the National Assembly Francis Nyenze urged party leader Kalonzo Musyoka to address the controversial Kitui gubernatorial nominations.
Mr Nyenze called on Mr Musyoka to revisit the award of the Wiper nomination certificate to the incumbent governor Julius Malombe following what he termed ‘sham’ nominations. “Mr Musila was rigged out in an exercise that was not free and fair. The nomination was characterized with intimidation”, said Mr Nyenze at a press conference at Parliament Buildings.
Flanked by Mr Musila and MPs Bernard Munywoki Kitungi (Mwingi West) and Marcus Mutua Muluvi (Kitui East), Mr Musila maintained that the Party Leader ignored the position of National Election Board (NEB) which wanted to have the results scrutinized before being announced.
“My decision to resign from the party is final. I don’t regret to have made such decision since as a founder member and chairman I couldn’t accept to be treated that way. If that can happen then I have no business in such a party. I have a reputation of 50 years I have built in my life time. Musila is blameless”, he said.
The senator said he didn’t want to petition the irregularities involved in issuing Dr Malombe the certificate saying it was clear that he had won with over 10,000 votes.
Mr Nyenze warned Mr Musyoka that the party would lose many leaders due to his failure to consult them. He also said that Mr Kitungi was defeated unfairly during the just concluded Wiper nominations, while Mr Muluvi who won was indimated by police with his supporters being arrested.
“I have been meeting Mr Musila and urged him to reconsider his decision of leaving Wiper. This trend of losing party leaders needs to be addressed. It all began when Machakos Town MP Victor Munyaka and his Mwala counterpart Vincent Musyoki, then other five MPs left. This should stop”, he said.