, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 2 – Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka now says that he never personally uses two vehicles that he has been directed to return to the government.
Speaking during the first Wiper Democratic Party National Executive Council meeting on Friday following the recent party win in Makueni, Musyoka said the vehicles are usually used by his security detail.
He described the directive as a non-issue which he has no problem complying with.
“This issue of us being asked to return vehicles is a non-issue. In my case the two vehicles mentioned are used by the security detail to and from duty,” he said.
He however accused the government of trying to intimidate those whom it perceives as being opponents.
“We are dealing with a government that is keen on punishing perceived opponents as well as belittling and frustrating members from the opposite side of the divide,” he stated.
He stressed that more focus should be placed on issues of urgent concern like the delayed salaries of civil servants and the concluded teachers strike.
During the NEC meeting where he congratulated Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior for his win in Makueni, he urged party members to uphold high discipline as per the party and CORD coalition constitution.
“It is not usual to get that level of commitment and results in a by-election,” he said.
Other discussions during the meeting included an analysis of the concluded by-election and the nullification of the election of Matungulu Member of Parliament Stephen Mule.
Party Chairman Senator David Musila urged the members to adhere to the political party’s act which outlines how party members should conduct themselves.
Musila stated that for the party to remain strong in and out of Parliament, members should uphold high discipline as per the party and coalition constitution to deliver the CORD manifesto.
The meeting also focused on the various issues that face the party as well as setting a road-map forward to dealing with them as well as serving the citizenry better.
In the Makueni by-election the members were unanimous that the CORD coalition displayed unity of purpose and delivered a massive win which proved that Wiper and CORD command popularity.
The members further indicated that they were ready for the Matungulu by-election adding that Mule had won with over 2,000 votes which made the irregularities insignificant.