Former Machakos Senator Johnston Muthama on June 17, 2018 said he is ready to take charge of Wiper Party and bring back the party’s lost glory
He was speaking in a burial at Mbooni Sub County , Makueni county , the burial was attended by several leaders from the Ukambani region. Muthama said the time for a Kamba had come.
“It is time to put our house in order and speak in one voice in order to move forward as a community, we cannot afford to be swayed right, left and center we have to remain firm and united,” Muthama said.
The former senator said they had relocated Wiper offices from the Lavington headquarters to the new ultra modern office complex which is located along the Southern bypass.Muthama mentioned this as part of the plans to rebrand the Wiper Party. The new offices will serve as the nerve centre of party leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s 2022 presidential campaign.
Wiper party being the biggest Party in Ukambani region faced challenges during last year’s general elections after a number of politicians turned against weakening it.
“I urge you to return to the Wiper Democratic Party so that we can unite all Kamba’s and speak in one voice,” said Muthama.
Some Leaders who defected from Wiper to Jubilee and other parties led by former Mbooni Member of Parliament Kisoi Munyao said they were ready to return to Wiper if proper structures are put in place to reorganize and strengthen the party.
“We are ready to leave Jubilee and join Wiper, clean Wiper house and we shall join you Muthama,” Kisoi said.
Other Politicians who fled to Jubilee include former Kitui Senator David Musila, former Mwingi Central Member of Parliament Joe Mutambu, Machakos Town MP Victor Munyaka, Mwala MP Vincent Musyoka and Masinga MP Itwiku Mbai.
Muthama praised President Uhuru Kenyatta’s efforts to fight corruption but expressed fear that the war on corruption may not bear fruits as many big fish were being left out.