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Monday, 27 Mar 2017 10:46 EAT
Several MPs who decamped from the Wiper Party to the Jubilee Party and aspirants vying for different positions on the Jubilee Party ticket held rallies in different constituencies across Machakos County over the weekend. They attended a church service at Katheini Salvation Army Church before proceeding to Kangundo Market to address a rally where they rallied support for Kangundo MP hopeful Rose Wambua whom they promised would bring development to Kangundo constituency.
The team was led by Machakos Town Victor Munyaka and comprised of MPs Richard Makenga (Kaiti), Itwiku Mbai (Masinga), Joe Mutambu (Mwingi Central), Rachel Nyamai (Kitui South), Regina Ndambuki (Kilome), former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile, Kangundo aspirant Rose Wambua, Machakos Senate aspirant Winfred Mutua and Gubernatorial hopeful Lemi Muia.
Dr Victor Munyaka took a shot at opposition NASA for allegedly interfering with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) saying that IEBC should be allowed to work independently. He added that Kenyans want peace and cautioned NASA to prepare their supporters psychologically to accept the presidential outcome because they will loose.
"I want to tell our opponents, NASA, they should stop medling with the IEBC, they should let IEBC to work independently, and Kenyans want peace and I want to tell our opponents NASA to prepare their supporters psychologically to accept the presidential outcome because they will loose and we do not want violence," said Munyaka.
Mwingi Central MP Joe Mutambu urged Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka to quit NASA and vie alone because he will not be given the NASA presidential ticket, whereby he said he should also consider joining Jubilee party and be given a position by President Uhuru.
"I want to tell my friend Kalonzo Musyoka that he is being duped in NASA, they will not give him the presidential ticket, he should vie alone or consider joining Jubilee Party and President Uhuru will give him a position," said Mr Mutambu. Kalembe Ndile who is eyeing the Mavoko seat on a Jubilee ticket urged the people to vote for individuals without basing on the party by which an individual is vying on.
Rose Wambua who will be vying for the Kangundo seat on a Jubilee ticket said she will work closely with the national government to ensure that development is brought to Kangundo. "If elected I will work closely with the national government to ensure that I bring development here in Kangundo because since independence Kangundo is still the same," said Ms Wambua.
The convey later moved to Matungulu to drum up support for Tom Musau who will be vying for the seat on a Jubilee ticket but the rally ended prematurely after some rowdy youth started shouting pro- wiper slogans. The Jubilee legislators assured the residents of Kangundo and Matungulu to bring President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto to the region in the next one week.
The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press