Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua have buried the hatchet and vowed to work together forthwith.
The two met at the funeral of the late John Mulwa (a former Kanu official and businessman) in Machakos where they vowed to work together to develop Ukambani region.
In a video shared widely on social media, the two shook hands and hugged in an apparent show of unity.
Mutua accused propagandists of spreading rumours aimed at splitting them asunder, noting that a united Ukambani would better address the needs of the locals.
“I respect Kalonzo Musyoka. We have disagreed ideologically. As the Kamba Nation, we have to examine what the BBI has for the Ukambani region, this can only be realised when the Kamba nation is united. We shall talk about politics in future after addressing the needs of our people,” Mutua was quoted by the Nation.
On his part, a joyous Kalonzo said his unity pact with Mutua had bolstered his chances of succeeding President Kenyatta in 2022.
At the height of their differences, Mutua had asked Kalonzo to retire, saying that the former Vice President’s time was up.
Mutua, who had declared his 2022 presidential bid, said Kalonzo has “led well and has worked well” over the years, but the political dynamics had changed and it was high time the Ukambani region fronted a new leader.
He added: “You need a person who is wanted by the Kamba people and many other communities to become President.”
According to Mutua, he is currently the best-placed leader from the Ukambani region who enjoys political backing from across the country.
“There is no other Kamba leader currently who can be voted by all communities in Kenya to become President, apart from Alfred Nganga Mutua,” he concluded.