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We are not 'fighting' Kalonzo, says Mutua

Benard Ramoka
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Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua with Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka at a past event. [Source/Alfred Mutua/twitter]

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has dismissed claims that Ukambani governors including himself are politically fighting Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka.

Mutua said their agenda under the Peoples Empowerment Movement (PEM) is not to fight the former Vice President.

Speaking during the burial of business mogul Paul Mbole in Kalama, Machakos County on Wednesday, Mutua said governors Charity Ngilu (Kitui), Kivutha Kibwana (Makueni) and himself have no business in fighting the Wiper leader.

He said their coming together is meant to fight poverty and champion unity in the region.

“Our unity as Kamba governors is in no way meant to fight Kalonzo’s 2022 presidential ambition as some people are claiming,” Mutua said.

Mutua alleged a plot by some people to divide their unity.

“Some people have started panicking and are working to divide us, but we are telling them that they will not succeed,” the Maendeleo Chap Chap Party (MCCP) governor added.

The Machakos governor said Ukambani needs to unite to achieve her development goals.

Mutua who has declared his interest in the 2022 presidential election called on leaders across the region to stop petty politics and instead forge together towards development.

A section of Kalonzo’s close allies has castigated the Ukambani governors for forming the PEM.

Led by former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama, the politicians accused the three governors of working to frustrate Kalonzo’s 2022 presidential bid.

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