Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana has dared the Wiper Democratic Party to remove him from its membership.
Kivutha speaks after accusations of not paying monthly subscription to Wiper
Governor Kibwana dares Kalonzo to remove him from Wiper
In a statement issued from his home, where he is recovering after surgery, the Governor clarified that he is still a bonafide member of the party despite having resigned as its chairperson.
The Governor further dismissed allegations that he stopped remitting the monthly subscription to the party.
The accusation was leveled against him by officials of the party who also issued a summons to the Governor for an appearance before the party's disciplinary committee.
Professor Kibwana has been accused of failing to support Wiper's candidate during the Kitise-Kithuki Ward by-election.
The Wiper candidate, Sabastian Muli went on to win the buy-election and is the current Member of County Assembly for the ward.
Without stating whether he would attend the disciplinary hearing, the governor insisted that he is committed to unity talks with leaders from the region ahead of the 2022 General Election.
Governor Kibwana was speaking after a group of Ukambani elders visited him at his home to check up on him following his hospitalization.
"I’m thrilled by the love and care extended to me by the various leadership groups from our region. Today I hosted members of Atumia ma Thome who paid me a courtesy call in Wote. Besides prayers for my quick recovery, we discussed issues of national cohesion and development," Kivutha stated after the visit.
Wiper announces exit from NASA
The statement came just a day after Wiper announced their planned exit from the National Super Alliance (NASA).
"We have had a very useful consultation as Wiper culminating in our decision to exit NASA and welcome a new formidable coalition which will be spearheaded by the OKA. This party is determined that we are not going to beat around the bush, we are not going to second guess, we are going straight to form the next government.
"It will not be surprising that One Kenya Alliance, going forward, will be working with Jubilee. We welcome our friends in ODM. We are not killing NASA and ODM at the same time," Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka announced on Monday.
Senior Counsel Kalonzo is among the principals who have decided to leave the 2017 NASA pact to join the new political alliance One Kenya Alliance (OKA).
"We wish to confirm our irreversible commitment to the One Kenya Alliance in partnership with KANU and any other like-minded Kenyan. As far as we are concerned, NASA is part of our political history and all that remains is the final process of closure which includes a pursuit of financial accountability and statement," Wiper party's Mutula Kilonzo Jr announced during a recent press address.
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