Musila joined about 3,000 politicians in pledging support for the Jubilee Party
Former Wiper Chairman, David Musila, on Saturday, September 9, led a rebellion in Ukambani where a team of politicians from Machakos, Kitui, and Makueni counties endorsed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s reelection.
About 3,000 politicians from the three regions resolved to ditch the National Super Alliance in favour of President Uhuru Kenyatta who is facing Raila Odinga on October 17 after the August 8 election was annulled by the Supreme Court.
The Ukambani region is considered an Opposition bastion and voted largely for Raila in the last month’s poll.
The politicians said they were tired of being outside government and have now resorted to aggressively campaign for Uhuru throughout Ukambani and ensure he wins the repeat election.
“We strongly condemn leaders who want to continue keeping us in the Opposition despite the fact that they did not achieve much for the community when they were in power.” Musila who is also the former Senator for Kitui said.
“We declare that Ukambani is no longer an Opposition zone and that we the Kamba people vehemently refuse to be used as pawns in other people’s perennial failed quest for power,” the leaders said during a meeting of the Kamba Leaders Forum in Athi River on Saturday.
Kalonzo Musyoka is the de facto king of the Kambas and is the Nasa deputy presidential candidate. Most of the politicians who won in the region are members of his party.
The mass walk-out from the Opposition by the leaders was endorsed by among others, a section of Jubilee elected MPs. The are; MPs are Rachel Nyamai (Kitui South) Nimrod Mbai (Kitui East), and Victor Munyaka (Machakos Town).