Ex-Nairobi Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke Dumps Kalonzo’s Wiper Party

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Former deputy governor for Nairobi county Jonathan Mueke has dumped the Kalonzo Musyoka-led Wiper Party.

In a statement, Mueke who served as governor Evans Kidero’s deputy between 2013 and 2017, said he will soon announce where he is headed.

“I hereby tender my resignation with immediate effect as well as relinquish my platinum membership, ” he said.

Noting that he has been a loyal and committed member of the party, Mueke asked the Political Parties registrar to remove his name from the party member list.

“I request the office of the registrar of political parties to immediately delete my name from the member list in Wiper.

“I wish you and your party all the best as you continue your political journeys.”

This comes months after former Machakos senator Johnston Muthama also ditched the party.

According to the ex legislator the party was a tribal outfit.

But what drove him out of the party was when Kalonzo nominated his son Kennedy Musyoka to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).

He accused his then party leader of being a selfish leader only out to benefit his family.

‘’Tell me, did you see Jaramogi Oginga nominate his sons to any political office? Did you see the first President nominate his sons? Even Raila Odinga has never tried that, what does that tell you about Kalonzo?’’ Muthama posed.

In response, the party said the former senator was washed out and of little political value.

“The garrulous former Senator has a good reason to panic: he now realises that Ukambani is solidly behind Kalonzo, implying that his (Muthama’s goose has already been cooked and is now ready to be served,” said the party.

Muthama has since joined the Deputy President William Ruto brigade that is keen on ensuring the latter forms the next government.

 

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