Just a day after Maendeleo Chap Chap Party leader and Machakos County Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua ditched the Azimio One Kenya Coalition for the Kenya Kwanza Alliance; political rivalry between supporters of the two coalitions has been witnessed in Makindu.
During the celebrations of Mother’s Day in Makindu, Makueni County, there were chaos as supporters and leaders who support Kibwezi West MP aspirant Mwengi Mutuse of Maendeleo Chap Chap and those of his counterpart who is running with the UDA ticket James Mbaluka clashed. This was after Mwengi Mutuse’s representatives were denied a chance to give his speech at the function.
Speaking after the chaos that temporarily halted the celebrations, James Mbaluka called on politicians to campaign in the right way and avoid chaos, abusing each other and any other act that would trigger violence.
“If they are not merciful now and organize their rallies peacefully, will they, for example, be able to care for your children’s school fees?” Mbaluka posed.
“We welcome them and let them know we are peaceful people and we are not political conmen but God-fearing people who put God first and Kenyans first. On the 9th August, Ruto will be the president.” He added.
This comes a day after the Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader publicly declared that his party has bailed out of Raila Odinga-led Azimio One Kenya Alliance and joined Deputy President William Ruto-led Kenya Kwanza Coalition.
Speaking to journalists on Monday, May 9 at a Nairobi hotel, Dr. Mutua stated that his party had sealed the deal on Sunday, noting that he has copies of the agreement, “unlike in Azimio.”
Mutua claimed that his MCC party was sidelined and kept in the dark in Azimio La Umoja affairs and they couldn’t access the coalition agreement.