In a meeting dubbed “2018 Kamba Unity Declaration Accord” and held on Monday April 2, the Wiper Democratic Movement party leader Kalonzo Musyoka was endorsed by a section of leaaders from the region to run for presidency come 2022.
The meeting was held at Kiamba Primary School grounds in Komarock, Machakos, and was meant to bringing together the Counties of Machakos, Makueni, Kitui and the Ukambani community in Diaspora at large to discuss the future of the community politically.
“We remain united as a community and declare our total and unwavering support towards the presidency of H.E. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka in 2022 and now fully entrust him with the mandate to reach out to all the other 43 communities of Kenya towards uniting the country for prosperity of Kenya now and beyond 2022.” the leaders stated.
Kitui county governor Charity Ngilu and her Makueni counterpart Kivutha Kibwana were the two governors attending the meeting and pledged their support to Kalonzo.
The Machakos governor Alfred Mutua on the other hand rubished the meeting as a Wiper Party’s affair adding that all political parties which have presence in the region must be part of a REAL Unity and Development meeting. Mutua further insisted that his presidencial ambitions are not shelved for whatever reasons.
“Maendeleo Chap Chap Party wishes to reiterate that Party Leader Dr Alfred Mutua will vie for the Presidency in 2022. We respect the contributions and role played by our leaders over the years. The time has come for the Kamba Nation to field a candidate who in 2022 can win the Presidency and one who can bargain on behalf of our community without fear or malice. We humbly urge all leaders to join in this quest to bring the Presidency to Ukambani in 2022.” Mutua noted in an official press release.