Makueni Governor, Kivutha Kibwana, has called for an audit of Kalonzo Musyoka’s leadership since the death of Mulu Mutisya, the former most powerful political figure in Ukambani.
According to Kibwana, Ukambani needed to have a serious meeting of its leaders and people to take stock of what Musyoka’s leadership has achieved at the national level since the demise of Mutisya in 2004.
It was reported that a tough-talking Kibwana proclaimed in a statement, that the Wiper party leader was destabilizing Ukambani leadership and more so in the party.
Furthermore, the former Muungano Party leader accused the top leadership of undermining democracy in Wiper.
This comes after the Wiper party Deputy Organising Secretary Peter Mathuki accused Kibwana, who is also the chairman of Wiper, of going into a self-voluntary exile.
“The culture of top leadership is of the thinking that must never be questioned. Those who offer constructive criticism are treated as people who have committed crimes against the apex party bosses,” he declared.
“You lead people by their consent in democracies not by chest thumping,” Kibwana affirmed.
“I have freedoms of association and expression and cannot be forced to do certain things by Mathuki and company,” he further reiterated.
Differences between the Wiper Chairman and the party leader have in the recent past escalated after Musyoka declared in November that he was willing to be President Uhuru Kenyatta’s 'errand boy'.
Kalonzo's remarks immediately sparked outrage in the community with some claiming he could not be trusted to develop the region.
Nonetheless, Prof Kibwana reiterated that Ukambani was poised to develop more only if its leaders forged a formal working relationship with the national government.
He further noted that he didn't mind if Musyoka targeted his 2022 presidential ambition as long as the three governors of Ukambani, Charity Ngilu (Kitui), Alfred Mutua (Machakos) and himself united in order to discuss development matters.
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