Kivutha Kibwana speaks on resignation from Wiper party


Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana
Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana. PHOTO | FILE

In Summary

  • This comes after the Makueni County boss last week hinted at ditching the political outfit citing ideological differences with party leader Kalonzo Musyoka.
  • Mr. Kibwana now says he, alongside his county residents, are preparing to take a goat to Mr. Musyoka as a token and to formally inform him of his desire to exit.
  • He further stated that he was ready to defend his gubernatorial seat as well should the party deem it fit to call for a re-election.

Makueni County Governor Kivutha Kibwana has finally spoken out on his alleged resignation as Wiper Democratic Movement Party Chairman.

Speaking on Radio Citizen on Monday, Mr. Kibwana said the people of Makueni whom he represents have granted him permission to leave the party if he so desires.

This comes after the Makueni County boss last week hinted at ditching the political outfit citing ideological differences with party leader Kalonzo Musyoka.

Mr. Kibwana now says he, alongside his county residents, are preparing to take a goat to Mr. Musyoka as a token and to formally inform him of his desire to exit.

“There have been issues within the party, especially between myself and the party leader. I sat down with the people of Makueni and told them I could no longer be the (Wiper) party Chair and they said it was fine as it is not mandatory for me to hold that position in order to serve them,” said the governor.

He further stated that he was ready to defend his gubernatorial seat as well should the party deem it fit to call for a re-election.

“I have also heard that a section of leaders from the party want me to be kicked out as governor so that fresh elections are held. If that happens we will also not contest it, not even in court, so let them go ahead because we are ready to go back to the ballot,” he stated.

Mr. Kibwana’s remarks come after 34 Machakos Wiper Party MCAs, in a press statement on Friday, dared him to quit the party if he was fed up.

The MCAs accused Mr. Kibwana of disrespecting Mr. Musyoka after winning the gubernatorial seat on a Wiper party ticket.

“Kibwana came to Wiper Party after realising that he could not win the election on his Muungano Party. He went to Kalonzo and begged to join Wiper. Let him respect our party leader,” said Majority Leader Mark Muendo.

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