Ukambani politics seems to be taking a different turn after the vocal Kitui East MP Nimrod Mbai called on Kalonzo Musyoka to hang his political boots and allow Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu to chart a new political direction for the Kambas. The MP made this call during the Burial of Mzee Joshua of Makongo few days after making such announcements during a health project launch held in Zombe earlier this month.
“Kalonzo is a defeated man as of now. We have supported him fully but he keeps leading the region to the wrong camps. He has failed twice with Raila Odinga in 2013 and 2014. In 2022 we will not allow him to mislead us. If he has been defeated to lead the tribe to government he should hang his boots and leave us in the hands of Hon Ngilu. There is no doubt that the bus that is headed to statehouse is the one being driven by H.E William Ruto, to be in it as Kambas we need a brave champion: the person is H.E Charity Ngilu” urged Nimrod.
The legislature took a swipe at Machakos governor Dr Alfred Mutua and his Makueni counterpart Prof Kibwana for what he termed as their “hollow dreams to the Kenya’s presidency”.
“The other day I saw Prof Kibwana insinuating that he can lead this nation and tribe into change. This has been Dr Mutua’s attempt too. I want to declare here today that these two are political light weights in the eyes of the heavy political clout that Mama Charity Ngilu enjoys across Ukambani”, poked the authoritative MP.
Since his swearing in, there has been a hot and cold relationship between him the the Kitui Governor. Many of Hon Ngilu’s followers regard the vocal MP as a sworn nemesis of the Kitui Governor.
“I am a son in the eyes of Hon Ngilu. Nevertheless, I was elected to voice issues that affect my people. The matter of coal mining is a matter that the governor and I can address but it is clear that my people are not willing to leave their land. But I know the Kitui based political brokers who feed on lying to the governor that I hate her,” said Nimrod.
Efforts to reach Kitui governor to comment on these utterances were not successful by the time we went to press.