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Saturday, 22 Jul 2017 16:11 EAT
Machakos gubernatorial aspirant on a Wiper Party ticket Wavinya Ndeti has accused her rival and the incumbent governor Dr Alfred Mutu for allegedly copying some materials in her manifesto.
Ms Ndeti who spoke during her campaigns in Matungulu dared Dr Mutua to come up with own ideas instead of copying her ideas.
"I want to tell Dr Mutua to be original, he is copying some materials from my manifesto, whenever I say something, the next day he runs to the media and says same thing," said Ms Ndeti.
She added that she will promise many things and fail to fulfill them like the incumbent governor whom she said promised many things at once and failed to fulfill them.
"I will not promise many things at once and fail to deliver, I want to assure my people of Machakos that I will promise things that I can deliver unlike Dr Mutua who promised many things but didn't deliver," she added.
Ms Ndeti further called on all leaders to respect Mr Musyoka as the only Kamba kingpin. "In Ukambani there is no other kingpin except Mr Musyoka, so let us respect him and ignore other people claiming to be kingpins," added Ms Ndeti.
Dr Mutua's endorsement by Ukambani elders early this year caused ripples in the region's political landscape. A day after over 23,000 Ukambani leaders drawn from Machakos, Makueni, Kitui, Kwale and Taita Taveta counties endorsed Dr Mutua as the spokesperson of the Kamba nation, the governor's allies praised the development but Wiper leader Mr Musyoka's supporters poured cold water on the move. Dr Mutua, the Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader, was quoted saying he was inspired by the endorsement.
Dr Mutua is seen as Mr Musyoka's rival in Ukambani, but should Ms Ndeti beat him in the August 8 polls, then his future political ambitions would be dealt a big blow.
The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press