By Allan Tawai.
Yatta MP as well as the national vice chairman of Chama Cha Uzalendo Francis Mwangangi said there is a Jubilee–NASA war and those behind it are targeting Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka.
“The fight against Wavinya is beyond what many can see. Those behind it have Kalonzo as their target and in fact the whole of the NASA fraternity. Kalonzo is the custodian of the agreement made between Wiper and CCU and there are people who want to bring him down by ensuring his party lacks a candidate for governor,” he said.
The IEBC’s disputes tribunal nullified Ndeti’s nomination, saying a complaint against her was valid. MCA Peter Kyalo filed a petition saying Ndeti is a member of Wiper and CCU.
Mwangangi said Wavinya does not belong to two political parties as claimed by the IEBC, adding the decision to bar her from running is political.
“After signing a deal with Wiper to have Wavinya run on the Wiper ticket, she immediately resigned from CCU and joined Wiper. Documents showing that are already with the Registrar of Political Parties, so I don’t understand how the IEBC arrived at this decision,” he said.
Mwangangi pointed a finger at Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua, his deputy Bernard Kiala and Senator Johnson Muthama, saying they are behind Wavinya’s woes. He asked NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga to disassociate himself from Muthama.
“I think it is time now our presidential candidate Raila Odinga understands who Muthama is. I advise him to take this earliest opportunity and distance himself from the senator because he is now becoming destructive to the NASA fraternity,” Mwangangi said.
Residents expressed their disappointment with the ruling barring Ndeti, saying it was political.
“We will march to the IEBC’s offices and strip naked should Wavinya be locked out of the race completely. Wavinya is our savior as the women of Machakos and we don’t understand why she is being fought this much,” resident Catherine Nduku said.
Charles Kang’ethe said voters will boycott the election if Wavinya is not on the ballot.
During an interview on Citizen TV on Thursday, Mwingi Central MP Joe Mutambu said Wiper is headed for oblivion without a candidate for Machakos governor.
He said Kambas looked up to Wiper for leaders because it is the party they associate with.
Concerning Ndeti’s woes, Mutambu said “there is no smoke without fire”.
He said the party has many unresolved internal issues, “which are part of the reason I decided to leave”.
Ndeti has appealed the decision to lock her out.