Former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile and a chief Jubilee campaigner in Ukambani dismissed the political union of smaller parties with Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper saying it is a “temporary marriage of convenience”.
He, however, warned the members of the parties that they will be smothered under Wiper, which is determined to keep the community in the opposition.
“There is no honest union here, these are political games and people should be very wise. Why is it that they are uniting now to lead the community into opposition again?” said Kalembe.
But the political union between owners of small parties in Ukambani and Wiper Democratic Movement party is causing anxiety among Jubilee-leaning MPs in the region.
In a calculated move by National Super Alliance (Nasa) co-principal Kalonzo has embarked on soliciting support from his home turf to increase his stake to fly coalition presidential ticket.Kalonzo has since managed to catch smaller fish in the region, from Chairity Ngilu’s Narc to Wavinya Ndeti’s Chama Cha uzalendo, Mutua Katuku’s People Trust party and Governor Kivutha Kibwana’s Muunngano party.
Only Governor Alfred Mutua’s Maendeleo Chap Chap is supporting the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in Ukambani. Political pundits believe that the union may be aiming at locking out Jubilee sympathizers, especially those not supporting the “son of the soil”.
Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr, who doubles as Wiper vice chairman says the unity is good for the community that has for long time been singing with different tune.
“We must shun division for the benefit of the community, we should not be politically misused again,” he said.