The Star (Nairobi)

16 February 2013

Kenya: Mutula Seeks Support for Senator Bid

Education minister Mutula Kilonzo yesterday told off his Makueni senator rival Harun Mwau for contesting the seat even though he rejected the constitution that created the post.

He said Mwau opposed the constitution during the 2010 referendum yet he is "busy campaigning to capture the newly-introduced seat that was born through his efforts as the former Justice minister".

Mutula he is best suited for the seat adding that he will ensure the constitution is fully implemented.He said all the leaders who opposed the constitution cannot be trusted with leadership positions because they might not implement it.

"Charles Njonjo and Martha Karua could not give Kenyans the Constitution and in 2011 I managed to give you the document yet someone like Mwau who rejected it wants the seat. Sincerely this is not fair. I deserve it," Mutula said yesterday at a prize giving day ceremony at Kambi Mawe Secondary School.

He said Makueni needs strong leaders who can stand up to other senators during resource allocation debates to ensure equitable distribution of the Sh6.2 billion fund to enhance development.

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