Ukambani elected leaders from Kitui County who in the past have been Kalonzo’s die-hards are now against party leader. Some of the MPs are Francis Nyenze(Kitui west & Minority leader) , Charles Nyamai (Kitui Rural), Makali Mulu (Kitui Central ), Muluvi (Kitui East) & Ben Kitungi of Mwingi West.
MPs are also unhappy with how party leader hand-picked Farah Maalim from ODM and appointed him Wiper deputy party leader without the National Executive Council, NEC’s approval.
In addition these leaders are dissatisfied with the composition of the party elections board and have rejected the nominees of the board.
Kalonzo’s approvals of Malombe’s re-election did not go well with the leaders.