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Entry of Mutisya gives Kalonzo excuse to keep off Mutula-Kaloki wars

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The Kamba political kingpin and Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has found an excuse to keep off the bitter war between Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzi Jnr and Philip Kaloki who are both his close allies.

In August Kalonzo assured the supporters of the two politician who are eyeing the Makueni gubernatorial seat through the Wiper ticket that he would see how the two can bargain and share power.

But the entry of one Prof. Emmanuel-Mutisya who is fast becoming an household name in Makueni has spared Kalonzo the headache of having to choose between Mutula and Kaloki.

Mutisya is a professor of Economics and Mathematics who has track record of development compared to the two seasoned politicians but Kaloki has also used his position as the chairman of Kenya Medical Training College where he looted and used the proceeds to keep his political dream alive.

Kaloki also used his position and influence at KMTC to ensure that medical colleges are started in interior corners of Ukambani including Nunguni.

He also announced that he will be breaking ground for construction of a KMTC campus in his home area of Makindu.

With Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior’s name off the development records, Mutisya is copying and pasting what Kaloki did when he ran for parliamentary seat.

Prof. Emmanuel Mutisya is also eyeing Makueni governorship on Wiper ticket [p/courtesy]

He is hoping from one constituency to the next with international development partners including Toyota Kenya managing director Toyoki Kunoue.

But Mutula is a stranger in his village but he believes that he has been close to Kalonzo enough for Kambas to vote for him on top of the name his father built.

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He is taking every opportunity to be seen by the side of Kalonzo as a strategy to market himself.

The two professors Mutisya and Kaloki are relying on their work on the ground but Kaloki is specifically being close Kalonzi to get the Wiper ticket where Mutula is a major threat.

In his Kazi Bila Ubaguzi slogan, Mutisya has also pitched camp in Kilome constituency where he has dug the Kwa Makaa dam in Mavivye. On top of training the youth of Makueni on agronomy and agri-mechanisation whereby youths are trained on how to operate tractors so that they can prepare the shambas of residents, Mutisya has also started the Prof Emmanuel Mutisya Makueni football league. But it is in education where Mutisya who is also the chairman of Kenya Diaspora Community has made the biggest mark constructing classroom blocks for schools and also issuing scholarships to students to join the university.

Not to be left behind, Kaloki has also been putting his position as KMTC chair into good use ensuring that as many students as possible from Makueni are admitted in KMTC and also settling the fees of some of those who can not afford it. In his Kibwezi backyard, Kaloki also runs scholarship schemes. If development was what determined who became governor in Makueni to take over from Kibwana who has taken Makueni to another level especially on matters health and water provision where he has ensured that UN standards that one must have a health facility within a five-kilometre radius are met, the seat would be Mutisya’s or Kaloki’s. As for water provision, Kivutha has seen dams constructed in every village where locals are willing to avail land for the purpose.

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