Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has accused Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka of pursuing a selfish agenda during the just concluded President Uhuru Kenyatta’s two-day state visit to the Ukambani region.
The Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader on Monday, July 12, took to his social media lamenting that while he and area governors were looking for more resources and developments from the Head of State to benefit residents, Kalonzo Musyoka was looking for political endorsements.
“When the president scheduled his visit, my idea was to ‘milk’ him enough for the sake of the people and development but others were looking for political favors. The governors were looking at developments; other leaders were looking for endorsements,” Mutua said in a Tweet.
Although the Machakos Governor did not mention names, it appeared that the presidential hopeful was referring to Kalonzo Musyoka who was seeking President Uhuru Kenyatta’s endorsement for the big seat ahead of the 2022 General Election.
Kalonzo who has expressed his ambitions to succeed retiring President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Friday, July 9, stunned by Raila Odinga’s presence on Uhuru’s trip to the Lower Eastern region.
It is suspected that Kalonzo wanted to push Uhuru to endorse him for the presidency but the Head of State indirectly invited former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in a technical move to extinguish Kalonzo’s quest.
“Thank you for coming. We did not expect you here but God has enabled you to come to Ukambani. We are one united team,” Kalonzo said.
Uhuru’s tour to Ukambani had been scheduled to happen earlier on but was allegedly postponed.
Although reports from the State House indicated that the President had postponed his visit due to fears of a surge in COVID-19, it later emerged that the tour was put on hold due to political wrangles among Kamba leaders.
While the governors were said to be advocating for a pure development visit to showcase their development projects, Kalonzo’s handlers on the other hand were pushing the President to use the tour to endorse the Wiper leader for the 2022 presidential elections.