Grand Dream Development Party (GDDP) senatorial candidate in the Machakos by-election Simon Kitheka has condemned the incident in Mitaboni where Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and former senator Johnson Muthama almost exchanged blows during the burial of AIC Bishop Bernard Nguyo.
In a radio interview Thursday, Kitheka said that such an occurrence was portraying the Kamba community in a bad light and watering down efforts of unity.
He condemned Kalonzo Musyoka’s remarks about Muthama and his ex-wife insisting that inhouse fights were not going to benefit the community.
“You saw what happened yesterday at the burial in Mitaboni. Kalonzo telling Muthama that he will return his wife after the election. What is that, they are doing this just to spite Muthama and if we keep on fighting amongst ourselves and we will have a lot of division,” he said.
Kitheka whose popularity is slowly rising insisted that he was the ideal candidate for the race and urged residents to vote for him.
When asked about his perceived beef with Governor Mutua he answered that there is no enmity between him and the governor despite his recent attacks on him.
He said that he would not fail to speak about issues that are not done well by the county government and criticizing Mutua doesn’t mean they are enemies.
“There comes a time where a Governor has to be told when he goes wrong. I have no problem with Governor Mutua and whenever he does something good I’m the first to congratulate him. However, if there is something I feel is not right I will also speak out and tell him this isn’t right,” he said.
Kitheka was among the first people to call out the County government for allegedly using county vehicles to campaign for their senatorial candidate Mutua Katuku.