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Thursday, 06 Oct 2016 15:29 EATrosemukonyo@yahoo.com
Governor Kivutha Kibwana has termed as false press reports carried yesterday by a local daily, in which he is alleged to have hinted that Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka was warming up to join the Jubilee coalition.
In a statement released to the media, Prof Kibwana said the Kamba community, to the best of his knowledge, had not met to develop consensus on joining Jubilee. He denied reports that Kalonzo had indicated he had ‘an option’, and that the said option was that the Kamba community will be in the next government after next year’s general election.
“Kalonzo Musyoka had not as yet told us what other options he had in mind and therefore we could not second guess him,” said Kibwana, who was also reported to have endorsed the move to join Jubilee.
According to the story, the governor is alleged to have said that the Kamba community was ready to negotiate with Jubilee ahead of the 2017 general election. But Kibwana noted that it was not possible yet to tell which the incoming government would be after the 2017 elections.
Deputy President William Ruto during his Tuesday tour of Kibwezi and Emali in Makueni vigorously campaigned for the JP and even told local residents that it was clear JP would definitely form the next government.
Prof Kibwana maintained his earlier sentiments in which he stated that Kambas had a historical baggage of poor negotiation and lobbying for development whether inside or outside government.
Rose is a contributing writer for the Kenya Free Press, based in Machakos County.