Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has sounded an alarm there are deliberate attempts by the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) to frustrate his Chama Cha Kazi (CCK) and William Kabogo’s Tujibebe parties which are UDA partners in the Kenya Kwanza alliance.
After a public confrontation between Senator Kimani Wamatangi and former Kiambu governor William Kabogo, Kuria described the incident as regrettable and one amounting to politics of deceit and conmanship if not nipped in the bud.
”What happened in the Hustler Express caravan in Kiambu today is regrettable. The ugly altercation between Gov Kabogo and Sen Wamatangi is regrettable. I will not apportion blame to any of the 2 gentlemen but I can relate with Gov Kabogo’s pain,” the MP said.
”For 3 days the UDA leadership has been meeting UDA MP and MCA Candidates to plot how to embarass Gov Kabogo and myself during the tour. MCAs and MPs who associate with us were warned of dire consequences. This chicanery is not healthy for our fledgling alliance. It is imperative that we live with not only the letter but also the spirit of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance. Otherwise it will be tantamount to politics of conmanship and deceit,” he added.
Hell broke loose when Wamatangi allegedly denied Kabogo the microphone to address the rally. In his address, Wamatangi urged the electorates to vote for only UDA candidates.
“I’m rallying you to vote me as governor on UDA and I will deliver on the promises that I make,” Wamatangi said.
He pointed a finger at Kabogo warning that he won’t be intimidated.
“I can also lead Kiambu people and I won’t be intimidated at all.”
In a rejoinder, Kabongo who had ostensibly envisioned the standoff pulled out his microphone and fired back at Wamatangi.
Kabogo accused the senator of sensing early defeat.
“Kama wewe ni Mwanaume kuja hapa(If you are a real gentleman cross to this side),” Kabogo said.
The move sparked an ugly debate of some sorts as the two embarked on a shouting match.