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Monday, 11 January 2016

Governor Mutua now 
clutches on straws

By Anchor Reporter, Machakos January 2016
MACHAKOS Governor Dr Alfred Mutua  has taken his Maendeleo Chap Chap movement out of his County in what is baffling both his supporters and critics as he clutches of straws to survive.His fate hangs in the balance if the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission haul him to court to answer graft allegations over the procurement of Subaru Outback cars for his ministers and a Toyota Landcruiser for his office outside regulations.

 If he is charged, he may have to vacate his office and leave it to his estranged Deputy Bernard Kiala who they no longer read from the same script after a failed attempt by Dr Mutua to remove him from office.
An onslaught is still looming large resulting from a rivalry between the governor and Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama. It can now be said that battles are raging against Dr Mutua from all directions.
Dr Mutua leads a team of officials facing charges of pilfering public funds- some of whom have appeared in court and denied the allegations. He has been in and out of court to halt attempts to haul him in court.
His court battles have triggered a public protest in the county, with citizens demanding citizen arrest of the governor for arraignment in court.
Dr Mutua has responded to this clamor by launching his movement, effectively sending signals that he is intent on leaving the Wiper Democratic Party of Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka and triggering a shiver in Wiper, whose real effects will b seen in January 16, 2016 when  the party leaders  meeting  convenes in Machakos.
Dr Mutua's campaigns are baffling because he seems to be targeting audiences that are irrelevant to the mandate he overwhelmingly won in the last elections when he became the first governor of Machakos County.
Observers are questioning the source of resources he is using to mobilize crowds that are apparently paid to attend his meetings and many fear that the funds come from public coffers in Machakos where there i growing clamour for better service provision
Dr Mutua's latest stop was in Changamwe, Mombasa, where he opened a coordinating office for his Chap Chap mantra. Speaking in Mombasa, the governor said " I have called on the opposition to offer alterative development in the country, because from what I understand opposition politics should not merely be about opposing. Our opposition leaders are senior people known and with contacts all over the world. They need to go and bring us road projects, factories and markets for our goods so that they also contribute to development."
He stated that Maendeleo Chap Chap Movement is about creating opportunities for the Kenyan people. The movement is not about greedy desire for leadership with nothing to show for it. "Anyone who wants the votes of the people who believe in Maendeleo Chap Chap should first show us what he or she will do for our people."
He told Kenyans to be vigilant and question their leaders, asking such questions as, how many roads have they built, ask them to provide clean water, build factories, schools and hospitals, a remark that many see as a jibe at the wipe leader who many see as not been active in shaping development in Ukambani.
Dr Mutua told told Mombasa residents he is in the Wiper Party to stay."I will stay in the Wiper Party until they kick me out then I will find an alternative."

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