Two Ukambani politicians now want former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka to urgently unite the Kamba community as 2022 succession debate starts to take shape.
Led by Yatta MP Charles Kilonzo, the politicians argue that Ukambani stands to gain nothing in 2022 if its leaders are not united.
Speaking separately, the Kamba politicians said the region continues to suffer as a result of disunity.
“Kalonzo Musyoka is the senior Kamba politician and should stop acting cowardly and bring the community together,” he told journalists in Yatta on Wednesday.
Kilonzo said Kambas have been despised for lacking a solid political direction.
The MP asked Kalonzo and other Kamba politicians to put their pride aside and work for the people.
On his part, Mwingi West MP Charles Nguna said Ukambani has been playing as ‘flower girl’ for too long.
The MP who spoke in Mwingi town on Tuesday said Kalonzo’s 2022 presidential bid will be successful if the Kamba community is united.
“What we are lacking as Kamba community is unity,” Nguna said.
On Wednesday during a joint rally in Masinga, Machakos County, Governors Alfred Mutua, Kivutha Kibwana and Charity Ngilu rooted in the region’s unity.
The governors asked Kalonzo and other leaders to join hands and untie the community.
Kalonzo is among the top politicians who have declared their interests in contesting for the Presidency in 2022 polls.
The former Vice President has maintained that his 2022 presidential bid is unstoppable.
Political analyst Peter Ngure, however, warns that Kalonzo could easily lose the 2022 election due to the disunity in his backyard.