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Sonko backs Dr Mutua, not interested in his seat

SONKO-KABUENAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko has said he is not interested in running against Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua in the 2017 General Election.

Sonko said that Governor Mutua was a personal and political friend adding those alleging he has set his eyes on the Machakos gubernatorial seat were dreaming.

“I want to say no thank you to them. I have no interest in Machakos and I am happy with what Mutua is doing for his people,” said Sonko.

He added that he belonged to the same generation with Mutua whose main aim was to transform the lives of the people and bring desired change in society.

“Indeed I am a devout believer in his ideology of Maendeleo Chap Chap and which is transforming Machakos County,”said Sonko in a statement issued in Machakos.

On Wednesday, newspapers reported how Sonko was being wooed by Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka to join the CORD coalition and become it’s candidate in Machakos.

Sonko said that he was in the Jubilee Alliance to stay and was only interested in serving the people of Nairobi County.

He said he will continue to support Mutua as he serves the people of Machakos and will back his re-election come 2017.

“Mutua is the best choice for Machakos and we share a common ideology of helping the people who elected us,” said Sonko.

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The Machakos Governor has caused a stir in the political landscape in Ukambani through his Maendeleo Chap Chap ideology, development programs and various political rallies where he is being touted as the new kid on the block.

On Monday, Mutua hosted a rally in Mavoko whose aim he said was to unite regional leaders and spur development .
Five MPs from the region urged Mutua to convene a meeting for all leaders in the region to chart it’s political future ahead of the 2017 polls.

Mutua through his Press Secretary and Communications Director Mutinda Mwanzia, said he was ready to unite the region’s leaders irrespective of their political affiliations to chart the way forward for the region.

“I always say that there is no romance in poverty. My desire is to see that Ukambani which has the potential of becoming a political and economic powerhouse in the country achieves that dream,” said Mutua.

He added his drive was to provide a platform where regional leaders can chart a development agenda instead of concentrating on supremacy battles.

“It is wrong for any leader to aspire to become a tribal kingpin yet his people are poor. God did not create us to continue wallowing in underdevelopment as a community,” said Mutua.

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