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How Ngilu fooled Raila, Kalonzo in 2017-Senator Wambua

Curtis Otieno
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Opposition leader Raila Odinga greets Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu at a past event. [Source/Raila Odinga/Twitter]

Kitui Senator Enock Wambua has revealed how Governor Charity Ngilu fooled his way to the top seat in 2017 polls.

Speaking on Radio Maisha's Bunge La Maisha on Thursday, Wambua narrated how Ngilu used the National Super Alliance (NASA) top leadership to clinch the seat.

He claimed that despite Ngilu's NARC remaining a single party in the race, she managed to hoodwink NASA co-principals Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka into backing her.

Wambua alleged that Ngilu attached NARC to Raila who was the NASA's presidential flag bearer and the Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka solely to earn the backing of their supporters.

He stated that the party was never part of NASA, hence Ngilu's sudden change of heart and attacks on Kalonzo alongside her fellow Ukambani governors.

"Ngilu and NARC were never part of NASA, NASA only had four member parties. She only aligned herself to the alliance to win while she retained her party on the outside," Wambua added.

Wambua said the move has everything to do with Ngilu's unceremonious sack from her Water docket in President Uhuru Kenyatta's first government.

This, he added, forced her to look for avenues to win anyway, despite the fact that she could not realign herself with Uhuru's Jubilee Party, leaving her with only one option, NASA.

"She was chased out of Jubilee and sought temporary refuge in NASA. She even purported to campaign for the Raila-Kalonzo presidential ticket," he added.

Ngilu has since teamed up with her counterparts Alfred Mutua (Machakos) and Kivutha Kibwana (Makueni) in an apparent attempt to dethrone Kalonzo from his defacto Ukambani kingpin slot.

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