Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua has panicked after tycoon Peter Muthoka decided to back Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka for the presidency 2022.
Mutua is also eyeing the presidential seat. Muthoka in 2017 was Jubilee key pointman in Ukambani region and has been instrumentalin brokering the appointment of Ukambani politicians in key government positions.He was named the chancellor of Kakamegs based Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technolgy a position initially held by two presidents former Mwai Kibaki and now Uhuru Kenyatta.
With Kalonzo having dumped his financier former Machakos senator Johnson Muthama,the emerging Muthoka factor in Wiper is sending shivers.Speaking in Kalama recently, Mutua said the tycoon should stop using his money on expired politicians who will never clinch the presidency in reference to Kalonzo.
Mutua claims, Muthoka funded the recent Yatta meeting in Kalonzo home where money was dished.It is even claimed,Muhthoka was the face that brokered the new found political love between Uhuru and Kalonzo leading Kalonzo being named Uhuru special envoy in Southern Sudan.At one time while flying to an official visit to South African country,Uhuru met Kalonzo at JKIA and forced him to board the presidential jet and accompany him.The former Vice –president had arrived in the country from an international engagement.
The Kalonzo Tatta meeting wasa held before Christmas Day last year that has tilted the Ukambani political landscape.
To show Mutua is concerned with Muthoka latest political moves in Ukambai,while attending the funeral of his aunt 94 –year-old Monica Ndiku where Muthoka was present,the governor said, “I saw you attended a certain meeting in Yatta and read in the media that you gave leaders who attended money. This means that if there was no money then they would not have attended the meeting,”.
He went on, “That’s a lot of cash, next time you have such money come to me so that I can show you what to do with it. Sh50 million can do a lot. I welcome you so that we can talk and I will tell you why you should support me so that I can reign and stop forcing expired politicians for the top seat,”.However Mutua remarks have been dismissed in the county as being just politics and a jilted lover who expected Muthoka support to be crowned Kamba leader to bargain at national politics.