22 January 2013

Kenya: Wiper Loses Pointman in Kitui to Narc

Cord coalition suffered a setback yesterday only hours before their meeting in Kitui town after a key Wiper party leader defected to Narc.

Ngumbau Mulwa, who garnered 42,369 votes emerging second for Wiper ticket in the race for Kitui governor, said victory was stolen from him by party stalwarts.

"Consequently, we have resolved to leave the Wiper party for Narc. I have today moved together with my proposed running mate Josephat Mulyungi and the entire team', he added.

Mulwa was received by the Narc leader Charity Ngilu at a press conference held at the Kitui Central CDF grounds. Ngilu thanked Ngumbau for joining what she described as the winning team in the March 4 elections.

Also at hand to receive Ngumbau was the immediate former Mutitu MP Kiema Kilonzo who is gunning for the Kitui governor seat on the Narc ticket.

Ngumbau defected alongside former Kitui Mayor Martha Mwangangi. Ngumbau dismissed the Wiper nominations as a sham saying he was unjustifiably denied victory.

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