Mwakwere ditches Jubilee for Wiper

Chirau Ali Mwakwere together with other Wiper officials at the party headquarters. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: Former Kenyan ambassador to Tanzania, Chirau Ali Mwakwere has officially joined the Wiper Party as he gears up for the 2017 General elections.

The former Cabinet Minister who in 2013 contested for Kwale county’s senatorial seat on a Jubilee ticket, said that he will be vying for the Gubernatorial seat which is currently held by Governor Salim Mvurya.

Speaking in Nairobi on Thursday at Wiper party offices, Mwakwere said he joined the party because he found it the most suitable.

Mwakwere who has been allied to Orange Democratic Movement, said that his decision to join Wiper will help him to sail through come August 8th.

He blasted the Jubilee administration for failing to honour their promises and engaging in corruption tendencies which has rocked the government, as some of the reasons that prompted him to join the opposition.

“I was in URP and now I have joined Wiper Party because it is the most suitable,Jubilee’s leadership has been full of corruption,” he said.

Speaking at the same venue, Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka hinted that Mwakwere will get a direct ticket in the party nominations, following the fact that there is no candidate who will compete with him.

Mwakwere is not the only leader from the Coast who has since ditched Jubilee as Nominated Senator Emma Mbura also decamped to Machakos Governor Mutua’s Maaendeleo chap chap citing frustration.

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Mwakwere is expected to bring the Kwale vote to NASA,  after Governor Salim Mvurya crossed over to Jubilee from ODM.