Wiper Democratic Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka has ruffled political feathers after his latest comments while on a meet the people tour of the coastal region.
Musyoka, who has in the recent past declared his ambitions to run for presidency in 2022 told a section of Taita Taveta residents that his conscience will not allow his party field a Kamba candidate to view to the gubernatorial seat come 2022 the said county.
“You cannot come all the way from Makueni or Kitui and demand to be elected governor here. It is not possible. I cannot allow that to happen” said Kalonzo.
The former vice president in Kibaki era said it is an insult to the local leaders if an outsider chose to go for the highest seat in the county, something he says should be reserved for locals.
He further pointed that a Kamba can at worst become a Deputy Governor or be given the position of a minister.
“You cannot run for that position when you know very well this region belongs to Taitas” continued Kalonzo.
During his tour of Taita Taveta County, Kalonzo addressed the county assembly where he sold his blue print for the 2022 presidential elections saying that he was confident his party will form the next government.
“I invite Taita Taveta County residents and the rest of Kenya to join me in my journey towards the realization of my dream for a better, more prosperous Nation. Wiper Party is the party of choice and I want to welcome you to the party that will form the next Government.”
At the same time, he asked the MCAs and the governor to throw their support behind the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) saying that it offers a unique opportunity for County Wards to realize their development agenda.
” The WDM-K, in its submissions to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Task Force, pitched for the creation of Ward Development Fund so as to take development as close to the grassroots as possible. I am quite optimistic that the Fund will be actualized with the passing of the BBI in the anticipated Referendum.”