Bipartisan talks: Kalonzo knows what he is doing, Wavinya tells Gachagua
Machakos Governor Wavinya Ndeti has come to the defence of Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, responding to criticism by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua that he had failed the Kamba community in the bipartisan talks.
Speaking at the funeral of Mwala MP Vincent Musyoka’s mother on Tuesday, DP Gachagua said Kalonzo had failed to put the needs of the Kamba community on the agenda in the ongoing Bomas talks.
“Raila has sent Kalonzo for this talks and there is nothing in that agenda that is of any benefit to the Kamba people. There is no agenda to speak on water supply in Ukambani, nothing on fertiliser or even road development. What will benefit Kambas? What is Kalonzo going to talk about on your behalf?,” he said.
Referencing, the 2018 handshake between Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga and former president Uhuru Kenyatta, Gachagua also alluded to Kalonzo being exploited by Raila.
“In 2018, Raila had the handshake with Uhuru Kenyatta. He did not tell Kalonzo about it, neither did he involve him in them. Raila went to speak for his own interests,” he said.
Governor Ndeti expressed her disappointment in DP Gachagua’s sentiments and called for leaders to practice restraint when speaking to the public.
“My party leader knows what he is doing. The President is the one that said people should meet and talk. I didn’t take it kindly that his Deputy was saying that the talks are a waste of time. The Kamba people were not happy with what the Deputy President said. I respect the Deputy President but I think as leaders we also need to be careful what we say to the public,” she said.
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