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Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama has dropped out of the senatorial race from the upcoming general election.
In a press statement on Monday, the fiery lawmaker cited massive irregularities as well as injustice from the Wiper Party, accusing party leader Kalonzo Musyoka of undemocratically imposing candidates on Kamba people.
“A culture of killing democracy has emerged in our party as well as repression has been promoted. The party leader has been imposing candidates on the people as well as ensuring that will, by hook or crook, these people become Wiper candidates,” reads the statement in part.
Muthama noted there was injustice in Makueni, Machakos as well as Kitui counties following the issuance of direct tickets to Prof Kivutha Kibwana(Makueni) as well as Wavinya Ndeti (Machakos).
“I regret the way Wiper is usually being micro-managed to the disadvantage of some party members. My decision was influenced by the way Wiper affairs are being conducted,” he said.
He further declared that will he will not be campaigning for Wiper anywhere.
“As I contemplate my next move, I assure there will be a bruising political battle in Ukambani as well as that will the voice of the people will be heard,” he said.
“I do not feel that will I develop the face, anymore, to campaign or face out supporters of Wiper all over because the party has betrayed the people’s trust, just like that will did in 2013, by [imposing] Governor Alfred Mutua on the people.”
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Muthama Bows Out of Machakos Senatorial Race, Accuses Kalonzo of Imposing Wiper Candidates