Mutua castigated the move by Kalonzo’s party, Wiper Democratic Movement, to front Muthama’s ex-wife, Agnes Kavindu, as their candidate for the Upcoming Machakos Senatorial Seat.
The Governor claimed that the only reason Kavindu was chosen was to settle a personal grudge between him and the former Machakos Senator.
“With all due respect, Honourable Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka has demeaned us and has shamed us as the people of Machakos and Ukambani. He went on to recruit a candidate from another party to vie to the county’s senatorial seat.
“To make it worse, he took Senator Muthama’s wife to make her senator as to make him jealous. This means that he does not intend to give the people of Machakos a leader, rather, to settle personal scores by mingling with another man’s marriage,” Governor Mutua stated.
Mutua termed Kalonzo’s antics as cheap and undeserving of a leader of his stature.
The Governor assured that the people of Machakos would not allow the former Vice President to demean them in that manner.
Mutua further insinuated that the move by Kalonzo was an open display of disrespect to the elderly and women in the county of Machakos.
“We want to ask him to ask for forgiveness. That is not in the habit for an elderly person and a leader of his stature to mingle with another’s family for political gain,” Mutua remarked.
“So he was not seeking a leader fit for Machakos, he was seeking a leader who would make his opponent jealous, just to show off,” he added.
Governor Mutua assured that the people of Ukambani would not be drawn into personal vendetta’s, further urging residents to ignore Kalonzo’s agenda.
The Maendeleo Chap Chap Party leader called upon elders and religious leaders from the region to summon and advice Kalonzo accordingly as he had made the region a laughing stock.
“Here we have a problem and I would like to ask you (elders and religious leaders) to solve it,” he urged.
Kalonzo has dismissed allegations of spitting Muthama, saying Kavindu was picked on her own merit as she is an experience politician.
He added that his party had picked Muthama’s ex-wife over likes of Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Mercy Mwangangi to fly the party flag in the March 18, 2021, by-election.
Kavindu hwas a member of the BBI taskforce and previously contested the Machakos Woman Representative seat on a Jubilee ticket in the 2017 General Election.
Following her confirmation by Wiper Kenya, she is set to battle it out against the likes of Urbanus Mutunga Muthama Ngengele who is the candidate for the Muthama-led United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
Mutua’s MCC fronted former Mwala Constituency Member of Parliament John Mutua Katuku to vie for the Machakos Senate seat on its ticket.