Ukambani leaders who ditched Kalonzo’s Wiper Party for Jubilee have been given brand new Prados and other campaign materials to enable them hold campaigns for President Kenyatta’s re-election in the region.
Posters, branded shirts and t-shirts estimated at Sh60 million have also been issued to the defecting Members of parliament, all courtesy of businessman Peter Muthoka, who is the former chairman of CMC Motors.
Mbooni MP Michael Munyao confirmed that each member had received two trucks that will be used for road shows and will be receiving a third one in due course. “We have been given two trucks for campaigns as the other one will be brought to us soon,” said Munyao.
Munyao said that the warring groups in the region supporting President Kenyatta’s re-election bid had ironed out their differences and have agreed to work as one group.
There were rifts over who was the region’s Jubilee point-man to lead them in reaching the president, and who would control the resources allocated for campaigns in the region widely considered an opposition stronghold.
Mwingi Central MP Joe Mutambo who defected from Wiper is expected to lead president Uhuru’s campaign in the region together with health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu, permanent secretaries Monica Juma, Mutua Kilaka and Victor Kyalo.