Former head of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD, Mukhisa Kituyi has, for the very first time, responded to the dramatic accusations that were leveled against him by the Lurambi member of parliament, Bishop Titus Khamala of the Amani National Congress, ANC.
A couple of months ago, soon after Mukhisa Kituyi jetted back into the country and announced his presidential ambitions, Titus Khamala launched a scathing attack on him in a comical outburst during a rally held in Western Kenya.
He accused the former Kimilili MP of being out of touch with the local populace due to many years of having been abroad, and even went ahead to hilariously say that Mukhisa doesn’t attend any funerals, and anyone who comes across him should fine him thousands of shillings for not attending funerals.
Mukhisa Kituyi has largely ignored such outbursts, but finally spoke on the issue yesterday, saying that everyone had a right to his or her own views regardless of how they sounded.
Mukhisa was speaking on Citizen TV’s night show in an interview hosted by Waihiga Mwaura.
He said that there were people who perhaps felt threatened, or believed that their predetermined destiny was under threat, by his declaration. He went further on to say that everyone was entitled to his or her opinion, and he wouldn’t try to curtail people’s freedom of expression.
He also touched on today’s story appearing on the Standard Newspaper which suggests that there might be an alliance in the offing involving him, ODM leader Raila Odinga and a group of governors who include Kingi, Ngilu and Kibwana among others.
Drawing back from an earlier meeting where he met up with Raila and Makueni governor Kivutha Kibwana, he revealed that it was in fact him that had invited the two in order to catch up, after his long absence.
He dispelled any notion that they were discussing 2022 politics, but then, all the same, went on to say that, there was a good likelihood in the future they would meet to discuss such matters.