By Allan Tawai.
Senator David Musila, who is gunning for the Kitui gubernatorial job as an independent candidate after a falling out with Wiper party, has picked Governor Julius Malombe’s deputy Peninah Malonza as his running mate.
Mr. Musila unveiled Ms. Malonza on Wednesday at a campaign rally in her hometown of Mutomo in Kitui South Constituency, after meeting local leaders.
In an interesting political twist, the deputy governor will now be working to send her boss home and may set a record of deputizing two governors if Mr. Musila beats Dr. Malombe at the ballot.
“I have finally settled on the current Deputy Governor Peninah Malonza as my running mate and I have confidence she brings on board a wealth of experience, ” Mr. Musila told Kitui South leaders.
M. Malonza, who has been at loggerheads with Dr. Malombe, claimed she had undergone untold humiliation in the four years she has served as his deputy and that she will campaign for regime change to restore the dignity of women.
The deputy governor said Kitui voters should not give her boss a second term in office because he has allegedly presided over “serious intra-marginalization” within the vast country.
“I thank Senator Musila for the confidence he has shown in me and I will work hard as his loyal deputy during and after the campaigns to serve the whole county without bias or favoring certain areas,” she said, adding that she is the cornerstone ignored by some builders.