The much hyped, imminent victory of the Francis Nyenze’s wife in the forthcoming Kitui West parliamentary by-election is no longer a surety.
Even as the battle for the seat hots up, it is now evident that it has become a two-horse race – between the Nyenze’s and Mwendwa’s dynasties.
While local leaders have endorsed Vethi Nyenze to succeed her husband, the Mwendwas are keen in making a comeback in politics through Maluki Kitili, son to former Kitui women rep and retired politician Nyiva Mwendwa.
Vethi and Maluki are poised to battle it out for the Wiper Party ticket on January 16, when the primaries will be held.
But Senator Enoch Wambua, Vethi’s brother, has complicated matters for his sister following his inexpedient control issues.
In fact, political pundits in Kitui have expressed concern over senator Wambua’s move to overshadow his sister and forcibly steer her campaign.
They feel Wambua’s intrusion will most likely cost Mrs Nyenze the seat and make a walk in the park for Nyiva’s scion.
Interestingly, when the Wiper NEC invited aspirants to wipe house for consultations officials were shocked to see senator Wambua representing his elder sister, our moles have unearthed.
More to follow.