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Friday, 28 Apr 2017 19:18 EAT
In his first stop in Ukambani region since the NASA line-up was announced yesterday, Wiper Party leader and NASA deputy presidential running Kalonzo Musyoka has called on the Kamba community to remain united during this campaign period, saying there was so much to lose if the region's leaders approached the election divided.
Mr Musyoka, while speaking at a funeral service in Kangundo, urged local voters to rally behind Machakos gubernatorial hopeful Wavinya Ndeti and her running mate Peter Mathuki, a ticket for which the party issued direct nomination tickets. The two leaders also emphatically supported the NASA line-up as the best deal for the community in 2017.
Accompanied by other Wiper leaders among them Kangundo MP Katatha Maweu, Matungulu MP Stephen Mule, Mavoko MP Patrick Makau and nominated senator Judith Achieng, Mr Musyoka challenged Ms Ndeti to work closely with Machakos senator Johnstone Muthama and Machakos deputy governor Bernard Kiala so that they bring development to the people of Machakos.
On her part, Ms Ndeti strongly supported Mr Musyoka's decision to join the NASA presidential line-up as Raila Odinga's running mate. She said Mr Musyoka had no chance getting a similar position on the Jubilee side and those calling for him to move to Jubilee are out of vision.
Mr Mule, who was the first Kamba leader to declare his support for the NASA line-up early this month, said the Kamba community is in NASA to stay and warned those still hoping for Mr Musyoka to join Jubilee that they were "day dreaming".
The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press