Wiper Party leader and National Super Alliance presidential running mate Kalonzo Musyoka has expressed his fears over the entrance of independent candidates in Ukambani region to take on aspirants from his Wiper party ahead of the August 8 polls.
The former Vice President admitted that he was concerned on the rise of independent candidates in the country and in his Ukambani region backyard.
“If we are not careful, NASA can get all the votes for President and Deputy President, but all other seats end up being taken by independent candidates. It will be very embarrassing and I won’t allow that in Ukambani,” he said.
“NASA requires everybody’s vote, but I would not want to be the Deputy President of Kenya who has no governor, senator, MP or MCA from his home and party,” he added.
The August 8 election has recorded the highest number of independent candidates in history eyeing different elective seats.
Majority of the independent candidates ditched their parties following their loss in the party primaries, with many of them protesting that the nomination exercise was not free and fair.
A number of politicians from Kalonzo’s Wiper party led by Wiper Chairman David Musila ditched the party and will be contesting for Kitui gubernatorial seat as an independent candidate, after feeling dissatisfied by the victory of incumbent governor Julius Malombe.