Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua appeared to be on a war path yesterday. While many expected that he would use the chance he was afforded to campaign for his namesake, Mutua Katuku, who is the Maendeleo Chap Chap candidate for the upcoming Machakos senatorial seat by-election which is less than a month away, he instead used the chance to lash out, attacking his political enemies.
The former government spokesman was on Citizen TV’s morning show Daybreak, yesterday’s episode which was titled State of the Nation, hosted by Trevor Ombija. Alongside Governor Mutua was Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo and Kiambu senator, who is also the Senate Chief Whip, Kimani Wamatangi.
The Machakos governor was responding to Caleb Kositany, when he said that the sad part with Kenyan politics as it was for the moment is that some leaders seem to stroke death and violence wherever they go. He gave the recent example of the chaos that erupted in Baringo county assembly, then went on to say that they were the same people, on whose account, violence was witnessed in Kisii, and also Kenol. This was in clear reference to the chaotic scenes that were witnessed in Kenol, last year, during a rally by the DP, which led to the deaths of two young men
The Machakos governor then went on to say that it was still this inclination to murder and violence that has left in the wake of such individuals, tragedies such as the Kiambaa Church burning incident, and the execution of businessman, Jacob Juma.
Even prior to the to and fro between Mr. Mutua and Mr. Kositany on the morning show, governor Mutua has, for a while now, had quite a stormy relationship with the tanga tanga wing of Jubilee.
Things almost got out of hand when, late 2019, the governor claimed his life was in danger, and even went as far as to record a statement with the police after an incident which he says took place in State House, where the DP physically intimidated him, and threatened him verbally.