Youth leaders drawn from Kitui, Makueni and Machakos on Wednesday convened and condemned Kalonzo’s outright display of cowardice after he bolted out of the NASA swearing in fete on the last day.
In a statement issued by the NYC Kitui County Chair Aggrey Nzomo on their behalf, the youths said it was time Hon Charity Ngilu, Hon Alfred Mutua, Senator Mutula Kilonzo and other Ukambani leaders charted a new political direction.
“Kalonzo has branded all Kambas as traitors and people without a stand. Kalonzo led his fellow men into hiding as they abandoned Mama Ngilu to wrestle KANU’s authoritarian rule single handedly. He abandoned Moi in the midst of a prayer and later Raila on his swearing in. Its time Ukambani leaders charted a new way forward or we perish as a tribe”, said Aggrey Nzomo.
They have called for Ukambani wide youth forums to capture the aspirations of more youths. They noted that the current vilify on social media by other tribes had greatly affected the morale of most Kamba youths.
Youth leaders from Machakos and Makueni said Kalonzo failed his own party and kept losing his lieutenants like Senator Muthama. This, they said, were early signs that Kalonzo was headed to political collapse. They downplayed Kalonzo’s latest attempts to redeem himself as mere gimmicks and cheap excuses.
“We urge future Presidential candidates from other regions to avoid ‘this Wiper broker’ because he is ” overdoing” it. Negotiate with elected governors and the Senator Makueni. Again, we elected people in Ukambani like the Kitui Senator Kiio who have decided to serve one voter called Kalonzo. Let them be warned”, this was the youth leaders parting short.