Hard blow for Kivutha Kibwana after Kalonzo's new declaration

"It was a disastrous marriage."

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka (centre) with Charity Ngilu (left) and Kivutha Kibwana

Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka announced that his party has severed ties to Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana's Muungano party.

The former vice president explained that his party had no intention of renewing the coalition pact with Muungano saying that it was a "disastrous marriage".

"The coalition agreement we entered was supposed to take one year and that has lapsed.

"We are now going to write to the registrar to make the office aware that from now there is no political relationship between Wiper and Muungano," he relayed.

Muungano party influence in Makueni County Assembly

According to Makueni MP Daniel Maanzo, the broken coalition will affect Prof. Kibwana's party adversely especially at the Makueni County Assembly.

"Wiper will reap big as Muungano stands to lose. This will basically affect the house leadership especially committees and those holding positions.

"It means reorganization will be done immediately," he explained.

Musyoka has insisted that the action is out of goodwill, however, he raised concerns that an MCA from his party was attacked at the assembly and no legislator from the Muungano side defended him.

"MCAs are getting attacked viciously and nobody seems to care. It's high time Wiper party became the majority party and Muungano to move to the minority side. I have explained the same to the Makueni County Assembly speaker," the former VP asserted.

Prof. Kibwana and his Machakos and Kitui counterparts Dr Alfred Mutua and Charity Ngilu recently announced a new political alliance against Musyoka.

The three governors have publicly undermined Musyoka as a representative for the Ukambani counties castigating him for a poor development record despite his access to national leaders.

"Going forward, we'll speak with one voice to unite the community and negotiate directly with the national government on the issues affecting our region," Dr Mutua stated as they announced their partnership.

The shift is seen as a play toward the 2022 General Election where Dr Mutua intends to vie for the presidency and Prof. Kibwana is also rumoured to be eyeing the seat though he has denied the reports.

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