STATEMENT BY GOVERNOR ALFRED MUTUA ABOUT THE PLANNED CORD/WIPER MEETING IN MACHAKOS


STATEMENT BY GOVERNOR ALFRED MUTUA ABOUT THE PLANNED CORD/WIPER MEETING IN MACHAKOS

I have heard that there will be a WIPER Leaders meeting to be held in Machakos followed by a political rally. I wish to state the following 10 points:

1. I have NOT been invited to the meeting or asked to help organize it on behalf of my Party although it is being held in my town. I have therefore, asked my deputy governor Bernard Kiala who, like me is a Wiper member, to represent me in the meeting.

2. I request the organizers of the CORD/WIPER meeting and rally to desist from violence, incitement and hate speech.

In the last Wiper meeting held in Machakos at Maanzoni a few months ago, organized goons, allegedly answerable to some Wiper leaders, violently confronted Hon. Bishop Mutemi and Hon. Regina Ndambuki. The party meeting was also very confrontational against the two MPs whose only crime was standing my leadership of politics of development rather than politics of poverty.

3. I am a peace loving leader and believer in freedom of assembly and expression. Machakos residents are also peaceful people. The behavior of intolerance and insults that we have seen creeping into some Wiper leaders since Wiper became part of CORD are shameful and should not be tolerated.

**4. We have been reliably informed that the Machakos rally will be used to confuse and mislead our people that Wiper Party Leader will be endorsed as the sole presidential candidate for CORD. We also have information that that this endorsement will not be based on truth.

The strategy is to keep our people in the fold until it’s too late in the day to make any alternative decisions and political arrangements. For the sake of transparency, clarity and in respect of the MOU signed between ODM and WIPER in the run up to the 2013 elections, if Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka will be the sole CORD Presidential candidate, we challenge the other CORD principals to declare publicly in Machakos tomorrow that they WILL NOT be running as Presidential candidates.

Read More: https://web.facebook.com/MachakosGovernor/posts/553956644753948?fref=nf

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