Political leaders from Mwingi have condemned Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua for saying that Kalonzo went to herd cattle after being denied a position in Azimio.
The leaders demanded Governor Mutua asks for forgiveness for demeaning Kalonzo and not respecting him. The Mwingi leaders, led by Mutua Kanandu, the MCA of Mumoni ward, stated that Kalonzo is a national leader and Mutua should withdraw his statement.
Mutua had earlier indicated, “Kalonzo went to Yatta to herd cattle after being denied Deputy President post by Raila and what made him go to herd is a clear indication that the Kamba community has been isolated by the Azimio government.”
The statement sparked a lot of reactions during the Kenya Kwanza rally held in Mwingi West, where a section of residents were heard saying that if they don’t herd, how can Kalonzo then go to herd cattle.
“Kalonzo is one of the first Kamba leaders to unite us and show us direction, and thus they should respect him; I wasn’t happy when I saw someone like Governor Alfred Mutua, who was built politically by Kalonzo, trying to insult Kalonzo, we condemn the act and ask Mutua to ask for forgiveness from our Kingpin.” MCA Kanandu said.
David Muema, an independent candidate vying for Kyuso ward MCA condemning the remarks, also stated that Kalonzo is the leader of Ukambani and just the way he is respected even by East African leaders, the other leaders from Ukambani should respect him.
“He is our leader, and what other people are saying is that he is silent; there is no leader who can march Kalonzo’s energy because he has stood with our community for a long. The Kamba leaders should preach peace and not incite community against Kalonzo,” he said.
The Mwingi leaders also called upon the Kitui residents and Kenyans at large to avoid being used by political leaders to disrupt peace.