Kalonzo speaks after Humiliating defeat in Nguu/Masumba by-election

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Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka campaigning in Nguu/Masumba. (Photo - Courtesy)

Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has spoken after a humiliating defeat in the Nguu/Masumba ward by-election – Makueni county.

In a statement from the SKM command center, Kalonzo congratulated Timothy Maneno on the victory and thanked the other candidates for putting up a brave fight.

“We take this opportunity to congratulate Timothy Maneno on winning the Nguu/Masumba ward seat on an independent ticket. We also thank other candidates including our Wiper candidate for putting up a brave fight.”Kalonzo in the statement said.

“The people of Nguu/Masumba have spoken through the ballot and we honor the decision. The violence witnessed in sections of the ward was unnecessary and against wiper ideals and ethos.” He went on.

Goons alleged to be Wiper supporters Wednesday evening attacked media crew onboard a Toyota Vitz and destroyed UDA campaign Manager James Mbaluka’s vehicle.

In October 2019, Maendeleo Chap Chap Party also floored the Wiper Party in the Mutonguni Ward by-elections. This was despite the Wiper Party leader and several elected leaders camping in the Ward to popularise their party candidate for over a week.

Timothy Maneno Independent candidate won with 2,902 votes representing 43 percent of the votes cast. Daniel Kivuva Musau of UDA was second with 2,219 votes representing 33 percent of the votes cast. Wiper’s Eshio Maundu Mwaiwa was last with 1,614 votes representing 24 percent of the votes cast.

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