Wiper Senator Johnson Muthama has revealed his political plans for Nairobi after bowing out of the race for the Machakos senatorial seat during the August elections.
Muthama reveals his plans for Nairobi after quitting Wiper
Mimi si jogoo wa kuwika shambani peke yake. Nataka kuwika pia mjini.
Muthama reveled that he had intended to contest for an elective post in Nairobi County and not his Machakos backyard in this year's general elections.
During an interview on Citizen TV's The Big Question, Muthama said he had wanted to vie in Nairobi but Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka pleaded with him not to.
"Kalonzo stopped me from coming to Nairobi. He pleaded with me to stay in Machakos saying that i was required in order that i campaign for the party and get maximum votes for Wiper," Muthama revealed.
Last month, the Senator hinted at leaving Machakos to run for the position in Nairobi during an interview on the vernacular station Musyi FM.
“If I believe I have the muscles to go for the Nairobi senatorial seat and win. What is wrong with that? Will that not open doors for another Kamba to take after me in Machakos and grow the community’s representation nationally?” he asked.
Muthama said that his political career had grown from the regional to the national level and that he was therefore at liberty to vie anywhere and for any seat.
“Mimi si jogoo wa kuwika shambani peke yake. Nataka kuwika pia mjinibecause that is what we call being a real man”, he said.
(I am not a cock that only crows in the village. I want to crow in the city too...).
Muthama said he will not defend his Machakos Senator seat in the general election and has turned his focus to campaigns for NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga.
Muthama has fallen out with Kalonzo and cited dictatorship in the party as well as his unwillingness to work with Machakos gubernatorial candidates Wavinya Ndeti and incumbent Alfred Mutua as his main reason for his sudden move politically.
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