MAKUENI, Kenya, Sep 11 – Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua on Friday led the Maendeleo Chap Chap and Unity movement brigade in a massive rally at Emali town in Makueni County.
Mutua who was accompanied by six Ukambani MPs, over 70 MCAs and former lawmakers reiterated that the movement was uns0toppable and will liberate the region politically and economically.
“Time for politics that add no value to the lives of our people is Iong gone. I am willing and ready to lead the region to prosperity,” said Mutua.
He added that he was not interested in becoming a regional political king saying his desire was to see that Ukambani regained its political and economic glory.
“It is saddening that some leaders fight me so that they can continue perpetuating the politics of poverty. I want to tell them that they will be defeated, “said Mutua.
He said that unless the Kamba community changes its style of politics , it will continue lagging behind while other regions continue to prosper.
Mutua slammed a section of Ukambani leaders opposed to his crisscrossing of the region to sell his Maendeleo Chap Chap ideology terming them ‘enemies of the people’.
He said the country’s constitution allows freedom of movement adding that he will not be cowed.
MPs Victor Munyaka (Machakos Town ), Regina Ndambuki (Kilome ), Rachel Nyamai (Kitui South), Vincent Musyoka (Mwala), John Munuve (Mwingi North) and former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile attended the rally.
Mutua said elected leaders should be respected adding that he will never practice retrogressive politics at the expense of the electorate.
He challenged Makueni Governor Prof Kivutha Kibwana to join the Maendeleo Chap Chap team terming him a friend and a brother.
“Tell Kibwana that I have come to Makueni in peace and love and that I respect him. Let him join the train of development ,”said Mutua.
He pledged to talk to President Uhuru Kenyatta to ensure that the 45 km Emali-Ukia road was tarmacked by the national government.
Mutua said that the Kibwezi-Kitui road will also be tarmacked by the national government.
” I want to tell you that these roads will be done. I practice politics that will help our people and not those of empty rhetoric, “said Mutua.
Ndile said progressive leaders in Ukambani were firmly behind Mutua.
He took a swipe at some regional leaders who have served for lo g in positions of power yet they have nothing show in terms of development.
“These leaders still want to be elected yet they only aspire to fill their stomachs while the rest of the people are sleeping hungry. They must be rejected,” said Ndile.
Musyoka said time for young and progressive leadership in Ukambani was now adding that they were preaching the politics of development and prosperity.
“The train has left the station and is unstoppable. Our opponents are perennial loser in terms of development and their kicks are those of a dying horse,” said Musyoka.
Munuve said the era of politics of poverty and empty rhetoric in Ukambani was long gone.
Munyaka said Mutua had shown transformative leadership during the two years he has led Machakos and should be supported in his efforts to liberate Ukambani.
He wondered why some leaders wanted the region to remain marginalisation a listed adding that they seemed to thrive in poverty.
Ndambuki and Nyamai urged the electorate to remain firm and only elect leaders who have transformed their areas and not those protecting their seats through tribal politics.
Yesterday, Mutua said he was committed to ending the culture of food relief in the region which he said was demeaning.
“We will embrace modern methods of agriculture which will make our region self sustaining in food production, “said Mutua.
The Maendeleo Chap Chap team also held rallies in Masimba, Kiboko Makindu and Kibwezi towns.
The movement has held rallies in Mavoko and Kilome constituencies and also hosted consultative meetings for elected and opinion leaders drawn from Makueni and Machakos Counties.
Mutua said he had initiated tangible development projects in Machakos under the Maendeleo Chap Chap ideology which does things fast and efficiently.
Already a massive water program is underway in the county which will see over 300,000 homes equipped with clean piped water by June 2016.