2 Wiper leaders walk out of Kalonzo rally in protest

    Wiper chairman and Kitui Senator David Musila and the party’s director of elections Marcus Muluvi (Kitui East MP) yesterday drove out of a rally at Mutomo market, Kitui South, in protest. The two then skipped two subsequent rallies in Ikutha and Mwangeni markets.

    The two later convened a press conference in Kitui town where they criticised the former Vice President and Dr Malombe.

    The two later convened a press conference in Kitui town where they criticised the former Vice President and Dr Malombe.

    “It is a great disappointment for me and Kitui people for the party leader to start interfering with the will of the people on who they intend to elect as their next governor. We want to tell our party leader to leave the gubernatorial race to the electorate and concentrate on his presidential bid for his own good. We will not be persuaded whatsoever,” the party chairman charged.

    He said during the two-day event in the county, Kalonzo had made it known that his preference gubernatorial candidate was Malombe. Earlier at a rally in Kisasi market, Kitui Rural constituency, Musila defied his boss, saying he would not succumb to any kind of pressure from anyone to step down in favour of anyone.

    “I am not ready or prepared to listen to anybody on this matter. No persuasions will frustrate my resolve to be in the ballot for the gubernatorial seat in the next General Election,” Musila resolved. At Ikanga market, Musila cautioned Malombe’s supporters who tried to heckle him.