NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 31 – Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has said some leaders from Ukambani are holding strategy meetings to vilify his Maendeleo Chap Chap and Unity movement aimed at transforming the region politically and economically.,
Mutua said the leaders were engaging in propaganda and malicious attacks to extinguish the unstoppable wave of Maendeleo Chap Chap ideology.
“I want to tell them no matter how many meetings they hold to undermine me, I will soldier on to liberate our people from the politics of poverty,” said Mutua.
He said some of the leaders were telling him to go slow, terming their sentiments as retrogressive.
“They are panicking due to the fact that people are now questioning what they have done to uplift their areas despite being in powerful position for decades,” said Mutua.
He added that it was wrong for Ukambani to continue lagging behind due to retrogressive politics that perpetuate poverty.
“While they have been meeting to bring me down , I have been engaging in the politics of development,” he said.
Mutua reiterated that he was not interested in being a tribal king but was committed to leading his County to the promised land of prosperity.
The Machakos County Governor has hosted a series of rallies for Machakos, Makueni and Kitui leaders in a bid to drum up support for his Maendeleo Chap Chap and Unity ideology.
He said he was committed to ensuring every home in Machakos has piped water, more factories put up by investors , hospitals upgraded and roads rehabilitated.
Mutua said his mission was to set the development agenda for the region and help roll back poverty.
“I have always said there was no romance in poverty. It is not good when our mothers and sisters carry jerrycans of water on their backs like donkeys yet our leaders continue to play empty politics,” said Mutua.
He said those saying he was dividing the Kamba community wanted to cling on to power for personal and selfish interests.
Political leaders from Ukambani led by Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka have accused Mutua of dividing the community through his movement.
But Mutua through his Press Secretary and Communications Director Mutinda Mwanzia told Capital FM News that he will not be intimidated to make him relent in his quest to roll back poverty in the region.
“I wonder what pride there is when some leaders per pate politics of poverty. I will play politics that will improve the lives our people,”said Mutua.