The political rivalry between Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and United Democratic Alliance (UDA) leader Johnson Muthama is far from over, as the latter insists he will continue to avoid rallies attended by the The dispute between the duo, now key figures in Deputy President William Ruto’s camp in a region believed to play a crucial role in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s succession, likely to jeopardize Kenya’s Kwanza movements to slice up a pie of over 1.6 million Lower East votes.
Mr Muthama skipped two political rallies addressed by DP Ruto in Machakos district while doing so the presence of dr. Mutua, the party leader of Maendeleo Chap Chap.
On Wednesday, the leader of the UDA said Governor Mutua was free to campaign for DP Ruto in any part of the country, but he and the governor, sharing a podium would be out of the question.
“Mutua can go to any corner of this country and promote him my presidential candidate and campaign for his candidate too bu It’s not a must that we eat together. It is not a must that we stand together on the same political platform,” said Mr. Muthama.
Mr. Muthama said the governor must apologize to the people of Machakos district for his 10-year “misrule”. , if that is the case, they must settle their differences.
“If we must work together, the first thing he must do is apologize to the Machakos for betraying them,” he said.
Mr. Muthama have questioned the whereabouts of tractors bought by the Machakos District Government to help plowing the local farms.
“Now, without fear of opposition, show the tractors that Bought them to plow farms in Machakos. With all this stuff about Mutua, it was wrong for me to say that I’m going to start working with this guy now,” the UDA chairman told Nation.
mr Muthama is vying for the governorship of Machakos with a UDA ticket while Dr. Mutua, with a Maendeleo Chap Chap ticket, is fighting for his deputy Ing. Francis Maliti to take over leadership of the county from him.