The Wiper Party on Wednesday unveiled its party candidates for the vacant Machakos senate seat and Kitise/Kithuke Ward in Makueni Constituency.
Agnes Kavindu Muthama will fly Wiper’s flag in Machakos while Sebastian Muli will be the party’s candidate in Kitise.
Kavindu is ex-wife to Johnstone Muthama who now heads campaigns for DP Ruto’s 2022 bid for presidency. Muthama is the chairperson of the newly unveiled UDA party which is closely associated with the Tanga Tanga faction of Jubilee. He left Wiper Party after falling out with the Party Leader Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka.
Agnes Kavindu unsuccessfully contested for the Machakos Women representative seat in last general elections.
Other parties are yet to unveil their candidates for the said position with others such as the ODM Party and Jubilee Party likely to back the Wiper candidate. It has also been reported that Moses Wetangula and Moses Mudavadi had agreed with the Wiper Leader that their parties wont field a candidate and will in turn support Kavindu.
On the other hand, DP Ruto who is keen on fielding candidates in order to take on his political opponents including President Uhuru Kenyatta, is said to be weighing his options on whether to try it out with the new kid on the block UDA or retreat and support the Wiper Party candidate. He has since unveiled candidates for Nairobi Gubernatorial Race and Matungu Constituency Parliamentary race. Bishop Margaret Wanjiru will fly the UDA flag in Nairobi in what has been described as a race between the handshake team of Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga versus ‘The Hustler’ team led by Dr William Ruto.
Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka at the same time accused Deputy President William Ruto of hypocrisy.
Kalonzo said the DP is opposed to rotational presidency championing for one united Kenya while when he was given a 50 per cent stake in government in 2013, he ended up considering his tribesmen in his appointments.
Kalonzo said Ruto’s secondments to the 2013 Jubilee administration were all from his native Kalenjin, unlike Uhuru who distributed his slots to the rest of the country.
“Who doesn’t know that President Uhuru Kenyatta got 50 per cent of government and William Ruto got another 50 per cent of the government. At least Uhuru’s appointment reflected a national leader,” Kalonzo said.
“His counterpart did what? Look at the structure you will be amazed.”
The former Vice President backed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s proposal that it is time for another community to lead the country saying that is the way to go.