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Monday, 19 Sep 2016 18:30 EAT
The Wiper Democratic Movement-Kenya (WDM-K) has termed as 'inconsequential' the recent defection by its five MPs from to the Jubilee coalition. The five legislators, and a few others from the Ukambani region who were elected on smaller opposition tickets, defected to the newly formed Jubilee Party (JP) last weekend.
Matungulu MP Stephen Mule declared that those defecting to Jubilee party have lost direction and warned them to be ready for certain defeat during the forthcoming elections.
He was addressing journalists after opening a science laboratory at Kambusu secondary school in Matungulu constituency.
"Our party Wiper is very strong in the three counties of Ukambani, we have not being shaken by the few who chose to defect to Jubilee party. They know very well they won't be reelected because they did not serve their people well." said Mule.
Mule further rubbished the recent move by the GEMA and some Kamba elders who pledged to support the Jubilee party led by Mbooni MP Kisoi Munyao and his Kaiti counterpart Richard Makenga who defected from the Wiper Party. He urged the two to leave to Jubilee without dragging the Kamba Community into the new outfit.
"I want to urge my friends Kisoi and Makenga to join the Jubilee party alone and leave the Kamba people alone," said Mule.
Mule added that he talked with Sam Muumbi who is the Akamba Clans Council of Elders Chairman who downplayed the move saying that the Council is behind Wiper party leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka and said that the few elders don't represent the whole council.
"I spoke with the Akamba Clans Council Chairman of Elders Sam Muumbi who assured me that the Council is behind our leader Kalonzo Musyoka and the few elders who met with the deflectors do not represent the Council," added the Matungulu legislator.
Mule further pointed out that the Wiper party will conduct free and fair nominations. He said that the party's National Executive Committee will meet on the 20th of October to chat the way forward on matters of nominations and the rift that is widening between Kitui County governor Dr Julius Malombe and his senator David Musila.
The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press