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Friday, 23 Jun 2017 09:40 EATjmwangangi@kenyafreepress.com
A section of Kamba Council of elders have thrown weight behind the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. According to their chairman Mr Boniface Kilonzo they said that Kamba Community has been locked out of the Government since Mr Kalonzo Musyoka left the Vice President position after 2013 general elections.
Speaking on Tuesday during their meeting in Mwingi Town, Mr Kilonzo said it is only the Government of Uhuruto that has brought devolution to Kamba region and Kenya in general. He urged the community to vote in Jubilee to further development adding that the Opposition NASA coalition cannot deliver.
“We have seen the good work done by the Jubilee Government ranging from building of hospitals and improvement of infrastructure”, said Mr Kilonzo. The elders agreed to initiate campaigns for the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government in all the three Ukambani counties of Kitui, Machakos and Makueni.
The elders yesterday were holding a rally at Wote Town in Makueni County to mobilize the Kambas to support Uhuru come 8 August general elections. The elders maintained that mobilizing Kambas in the three Counties will ensure that Uhuru gets more votes.
The elders claimed that the Mount Kenya communities have always cooperated with the Kamba for long time and this should continue by backing the re-election of President Kenyatta.
A few months ago the elders endorsed Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua of Maendeleo Chap Chap Party to be the Kamba Kingpin contrary to the expectations of many. Dr Alfred Mutua has been working close to Jubilee government though recently he said he does not support any Presidential candidate after a crowd he addressed in Tala, Matungulu in Machakos turned rowdy and heckled him when he appeared to support Jubilee and re-election of President Kenyatta.
Dr Mutua has been pushing to dethrone Mr Kalonzo of the title of Ukambani kingpin which he acquired after the death of Mr Mulu Mutisya.