By Allan Tawai.
Kalonzo Musyoka has astonished Kenyans by implying there is nothing off beam with forcefully sending a man supporting Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua out of a matatu.
A video that circulated on social media last week showed a man being ejected from a matatu for supporting Mutua’s re-election.
The man was chased by female supporters of Wavinya Ndeti, who has now received the High Court’s approval to vie against Mutua.
“Mimi nimestaajabu kuona ya kuwa akina mama wanafukuza watu kwa matatu… watu wameerevuka siku hizi (I was shocked that women chased people from a matatu. People have become intelligent,” Kalonzo said in Nairobi on Wednesday.
In the video, two women shout at the man telling him to alight because he is a traitor who does not deserve to ride with them.
In the recording, other passengers, some male, are heard supporting the man’s ejection.
One of the irate women identified as Rozinna goes ahead to give the matatu conductor money to refund the man’s bus fare.
“What is Chap Chap? You look like Francis Nyenze. Alight from this matatu. Here is a refund of his fare. Get him out,” one woman says.
Mutua’s party is known as Maendeleo Chap Chap while Nyenze is Kitui West MP and National Assembly minority leader.
Wiper distanced itself from Nyenze after openly supporting Jubilee Party leader Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election.
The man defends himself saying he was talking about 2022 politics, not this year’s August 8 general election.
But the women cut him short saying he should simply get out of the vehicle.
“Why are you disrespecting Kalonzo? Get out! If you want more fare, we will give it to you but you have to go,” one says.
The man tries to calm them down saying he has listened to their concerns but they reply with “2022 will be Kalonzo’s turn”.