Kilifi, KENYA: Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has spread his party wings in the Coast Region by having welcomed Nominated Senator Emma Mbura who ditched Jubilee for Maendeleo Chap Chap.
Speaking in Rabai on Tuesday during the welcome party of Senator Mbura, Governor Mutua hailed Mbura for being a politician who is after development of the people of Rabai, which is inline with his party principles.
“I have been following up her work in Rabai She went all the way to bring incubators to help Kilifi residents , you might think she is the governor; these are the type of leaders Kenyans need.” Said Mutua.
On the other hand, Senator Mbura who is also vying for the Rabai MP seat, said she joined Maendeleo Chap Chap citing frustrations from Jubilee where she has been known to be very vocal when it comes to Coast politics.
“My Kaya elders advised me to look for another party after a politician who has been known to be an ODM die hard, has now shifted to Jubilee to come and frustrate my bid, they wanted a male candidate but I will defeat them,” Said Mbura.
Jubilee party has been said to be in favor of ODM Rabai Ward MCA Anthony Kenga to run for the seat,a matter that has been seen to frustrate the vibrant Coast politician.
“Up to last week, he was calling them thieves. All of a sudden, he has been picked. Why should I wait to be bundled out?” Added Mbura.
Governor Mutua also introduced Mombasa County Women Rep Aspirant Halima Mohamed and Lamu Women Rep aspirant Mariam Abubakar, who is also know to be very vocal in Lamu, together with other MCA aspirants as his team that will represent his party at the Coast.
The Senator, who is popular among Rabai women for her philanthropy has been said to be a good pick for Governor Mutua who is strengthening his party ahead of the August 2017 polls.
The party has been reaping big from Jubilee following the defection of several MCAs, MPs and governor aspirants.
Embu governor aspirant Lenny Kivuti is one of the high-profile politicians who jumped ship, reinforcing Mendeleo Chap Chap’s ratings.