Wiper Party has settled on former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama’s estranged wife Agnes Kavindu to fly the party’s flag in the Machakos Senatorial by-election.
Kavindu was on Wednesday, January 13 officially unveiled as the party’s candidate for the by-election slated for March 18, 2021.
Rumours have it that Deputy President William Ruto-linked party United Democratic Alliance (UDA) might clear Muthama to contest for the seat.
Kenyanreport.com understands that former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile, Lower Eastern Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) co-coordinator Jackson Kala and the late senator Boniface Kabaka’s widow Jenifer Mueni were interviewed by the party for the post last week.
Wiper had settled on Mueni but the decision was rescinded following protests by the late senator’s Chama Cha Uzalendo (CCU) party.
“We have Agnes Muthama on our side and she is a strong candidate and already has given us all Muthama’s secrets and we will floor him very early morning,” Wiper Party national organising secretary Robert Mbui said.
The seat fell vacant following the death of Senator Boniface Kabaka.
Kabaka died on while receiving treatment at a Nairobi hospital a week after he ended up in the intensive care unit (ICU).