, MACHAKOS, Kenya, Sep 10 – The Maendeleo Chap Chap and Unity movement led by Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua will hold a series of rallies in Kibwezi West constituency in Makueni County on Friday.
The movement will hold rallies at Emali, Makindu, and Kibwezi towns.
MPs Victor Munyaka (Machakos Town), Regina Ndambuki (Kilome), Itwiku Mbai (Masinga), Vincent Musyoka (Mwala), Richard Makenga (Kaiti) Rachel Nyamai (Kitui South ), Joe Mutambu (Mwingi Central ), John Munuve (Mwingi North ), over 70 MCAs, former MPs and councillors are due to attend the rallies.
The aim of the movement is to re-focus energies from “politics of poverty and empty talk” to “politics of development.”
Already, the movement has held rallies in Mavoko and Kilome constituencies culminating in the rally in Kibwezi. It has held consultative meetings for Makueni and Kitui elected and opinion leaders.
Former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile who is coordinating the rallies said the movement was the only way to uplift the Kamba community from the bondage of poverty and marginalisation.
Speaking to Capital FM News, Ndile backed Mutua as a progressive politician out to lead the region to prosperity.
He said Ukambani political and opinion leaders had requested Mutua to convene meetings to unite the Kamba community and chart a development agenda.
Ndile said it was agonising that the region continues to lag behind in terms of development due to poor leadership.
Makueni County assembly Deputy Speaker Bernard Musau who is among those organising the rallies said Ukambani leaders had resolved to rally behind Mutua saying he had introduced a new way of thinking and doing things.
“His Maendeleo Chap Chap philosophy has shown that things could be done efficiently and in a timely manner,” said Musau.
Mutua through his Press Secretary and Communications Director Mutinda Mwanzia said the movement will hold rallies across Ukambani and nationally adding it was people centred and stood for high quality , efficiency and speedy delivery of development projects.
Mutua said he was committed to Kamba unity and development to roll back poverty and was not interested in political power games that perpetuate poverty.
He said that a few retrogressive leaders were out to derail the movement’s activities adding that they will fail.
Mutua said Maendeleo Chap Chap aspires to create consensus among all leaders for a people centred approach to politics and not one driven by personal interests of individual leaders.
He added that the movement was not about politics , tribes or regional affiliations but about the well being of our people.
“The journey is unstoppable and we will hold consultative meetings with critical elected and grassroots leaders not only in the region but across the country,” said Mutua.
Munyaka, Musyoka and Ndambuki are all in agreement that time for progressive leadership in Ukambani was now.
“We want to follow a leader who offers transformation in the region. Mutua fits the bill,” says Munyaka.
Musyoka says that the two years that Mutua has been the governor, he has initiated projects that some leaders who have been in power for over 30 years cannot achieve.