A group referring to itself as the Ukambani Progressive Forum led by former Kitui South MP Samuel Kiminza says the indecisiveness portrayed by Ngilu was depicting the Kamba community in bad light and urged President Uhuru Kenyatta not to be blackmailed into keeping certain individuals in office.
“If you are in the Jubilee Government stick there, don’t go and say things for instance that the NYS land in Yatta is in Ukambani (referring to the Kalonzo Musyoka land grabbing claims) so it was not grabbed, that is the same as the people in Mombasa saying the port is theirs,” said Kiminza.
He went to urge Ngilu to clear her name from the corruption allegations she was facing and not drag the entire Kamba community in it and said it was time she was fired.
“If she has some problems of her own, we have so many Kamba women who are competent to be appointed Cabinet Secretaries. The government should engage more with the Kamba people and not brokers who when they have issues run to other parties,” added Kiminza.
The group complained that while other leaders were developing their regions, efforts by Ngilu were yet to be felt.
The group allied to the Jubilee administration now intends to hold forums within Ukambani to educate residents on leadership and ensure they elect the right people into office.
Kiminza who was accompanied by Benjamin Mukima, Sussan Mwikali, Rose Kyengo and Douglas Mbuvi claimed the flip-flopping by Ngilu and Wiper leader Musyoka had ruined the image of the community and caused them to be sidelined.