Stop succession politics, Makueni senator tells residents

By WAMBUI PAULINE

Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior has asked Makueni residents to stop succession politics in the county so as to allow Governor Kivutha Kibwana deliver his election pledges.

“You elected me overwhelmingly as the Senator and Kivutha Kibwana as the governor, let us allow him to serve the people,” he said on Saturday.

He was speaking to mourners at Kiliku primary school, Kibwezi West during the burial of John Kithome, a former staff in the office of the Attorney General.

“We shall elect the leaders we want at the right time,” the Senator said amid a social media debate on who is the best candidate to succeed Kibwana.

Kibwana is serving his final term as the county boss having been re-elected on August 8.

The senator’s supporters and those of Kibwezi West MP Patrick Musimba have been tearing each other on social forums on the matters succession.

The Makueni Senator warned that such politics could impede development in the area.

Kibwana, who was in attendance, avoided the debate and instead asked leaders to shun corruption and uphold ethical leadership for better service delivery.

“We should accept that Kenya cannot develop on if corruption and negative ethnicity is the norm,” he said.

The leaders described the late Tuta as a good, straight forward, and disciplined leader.

“I worked under Tuta during my training at the Law firm of the Late Senator Mutula Kilonzo and I can testify that he was not only focused but also highly disciplined,” Mutula Jnr said.

Musimba asked leaders and other partners to come together and build a library in the primary school to be named after the late Tuta.

 

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