Kalonzo: Wavinya will floor Mutua in by-election

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Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka and his Maendeleo Chap Chap counterpart Alfred Mutua at a past event. [Photo/ Kenyans.co.ke]

Wiper party least and the Ukambani kingpin Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka has finally touched on the state of Machakos county’s gubernatorial fate.

Speaking for the first time on the matter since the nullification of Gov Alfred Mutua’s win by the court of appeal,  the former vice president said that Wavinya Ndeti will send Mutua parking soon.

Kalonzo said that the people of Machakos will have another opportunity to make their choice known through the ballot.  He further noted that Wiper will fully rally behind Wavinya Ndeti and ensure she clinches the seat in the  by-election in case the supreme court upholds the appellate court’s ruling.

“We are prepared, Wavinya Ndeti is prepared and the Machakos people will make their choice when the time comes,” Kalonzo said.

The Court of Appeal nullified governor Mutua’s  election after his arch-rival Wavinya Ndeti appealed the High Court’s ruling that had upheld his August 8, 2017 election win as the Machakos governor.

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While quashing the win, Justices William Ouko, Mohamed Warsame and Gatembu Kairu said they were satisfied that the complaints regarding the validity of Form 37C and the declaration of results were anchored in the petition and the respondents had due notice of the grievances.

Governor Mutua on the other hand has called for calm among Machakos residents, saying that there is no point of politicians engaging in ugly spats over the new political developments.

The Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader described the nullification as “a small hurdle” noting that he will overcome it and get an even a bigger office come 2022.

Mutua has since appealed the Court of Appeal’s ruling at the Supreme Court exuding confidence that he will be reinstated as Machakos governor once the Supreme court makes their ruling.

Events has however urged her supporters and all Machakos locals to prepare for a by-election dismissing Mutua’s appeal as not being consequential.

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