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Mutua gives Kalonzo until Tuesday to apologise over fake kidnap

Mutua with Kericho Governor Chepkwony who was on a tour of Machakos tour on Wednesday/COURTESY

Mutua with Kericho Governor Chepkwony who was on a tour of Machakos county on Wednesday/COURTESY

MACHAKOS, Kenya, Nov 25 – Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has given Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka up  to Tuesday next week to apologise or face a legal suit for linking him with the alleged kidnapping of deputy governor Bernard Kiala’s daughter.

Mutua said he was extending the olive branch to Musyoka adding that if he fails to apologise, he has no option but to move to court.

“Church elders have told me to forgive my detractors and that’s why I am offering Kalonzo this opportunity to apologise.  To err is human, “said Mutua.

He said Musyoka had degraded himself by engaging in muckraking politics adding his remarks had tainted his reputation.

Last week Musyoka claimed Mutua was responsible for the purported kidnapping of Kathleen Nduku, who was later found safe at her boyfriend’s house in Kasarani, Nairobi.

Mutua who spoke in Machakos town after an impeachment motion against him flopped thanked members of the County Assembly who stood by him.

He hit out at top Wiper Party leaders accusing them of being behind the failed impeachment.

“They started fighting me the moment I was elected and they have not relented. I will not be intimidated by their schemes,” said Mutua.

At least 40 MCA’s accompanied Mutua during the rally where he also commissioned a borehole to serve the populous Kariobangi Estate in Machakos town.

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He said the water will be provided to the residents for free.

The MCAs led by the Assembly Majority leader Joshua Mwonga said they will rally behind Mutua adding that he was a transformative leader.

Mwonga said those behind the impeachment were dishonest and should be rejected by the electorate.

Mutua said his Maendeleo Chap Chap Party was committed to the uplifting of the lives of the public.

He said he was focused on creating jobs for the many unemployed youths and not engaging in empty rhetoric.

Mutua said his party will traverse all parts of the country to popularise it’s manifesto.

“Last week I was in Kitui County and the reception was amazing. We will comb the entire country and ensure the party gets massive following, “said Mutua.

He said his focus was development adding that he will soon open the Kathiani-Kangundo road which is being tarmacked by his government.

Mutua said the party should be supported since it was the only home-bred party.

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