Machakos Senatorial aspirant Agnes Kavindu Muthama has stood her ground and brushed off claims that she had been coerced into joining and getting Wiper Party Ticket to run for senator in Machakos County.
Speaking at AIC Kasina in Mlolongo, Machakos, Kavindu said that it was her desire to join the Wiper party as a member after she lost the Women Representative position in Machakos in the 2017 general election arguing that if she had vied for the seat with Wiper Ticket she would have won.
“I want to say that I moved from Jubilee Party and I joined Wiper, I was not pushed or looked for to join the party, I decided to join Wiper in 2017 but it was not possible so I vied for the seat on a Jubilee ticket garnering 96,000 votes, what if I had been on a wiper ticket? So am not somebody who was pushed to join this party,” She said.
Kavindu further asked congregants to support her bid for the senatorial position in the county promising to deliver as well as pull strings in the national government to bring more development in the county.
“I am well able to oversight and I will check the laws and by-laws affecting Machakos county and all the work done by a senator I will do, we shall bring money to the grassroots and ensure that they are put into use, and I am well able to bring that even in Machakos county through the county government,” said Kavindu.
Agnes Kavindu Muthama was unveiled last week by Wiper Party to run as its candidate in senatorial elections scheduled for 18th March 2021. She is set to battle it out with UDA candidate Urbanus Muthama Ngengele, Chap Chap’s Mutua Katuku, Simon Kitheka among others.
Controversy has since arisen concerning her candidature after it emerged that she was not among the aspirants gazetted by IEBC to take part in the Wiper party primaries. Urbanus Muthama was also gazetted as an independent candidate raising questions if he is able to now ride on UDA ticket.