Maendeleo chap chap is a party formed by Machakos county governor Dr. Alfred Mutua mid last year.
It’s one of the parties that has not joined the either Jubilee or NASA. Speculations have raged on that Maendeleo chap chap is part of the jubilee party.
The party`s secretary general Steve Kilonzo has come out to clear the speculations. Speaking to the press on Friday at the parties’ headquarters in Nairobi, he confirmed that Maendeleo chap chap will be supporting the re-election of president Uhuru Kenyatta but not jubilee coalition.
” It has to be clear that Maendeleo chap chap is not part of the jubilee coalition. We support the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.’’ He added. This is a move that may have been triggered by the fact that the party leader Dr. Alfred Mutua will be running for presidential seat in 2022. According to the party, it will bring conflict of interest if it joins jubilee.
This comes after president Uhuru visited Machakos county and its constituents last year and seemed to work closely with Machakos governor Dr. Alfred Mutua.