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Kalonzo MP to vote for Uhuru in 2017

Kalonzo MP to vote for Uhuru in 2017
Mwingi North MP John Munuve addresses journalists at Kamuwongo Catholic church on Sunday (October 2, 2016.). The lawmaker said he will vote President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2017. Photo/ MWINGI TIMES.
Mwingi North MP John Munuve has said he will personally vote for President Uhuru Kenyatta in the 2017 general elections.

The rebel Wiper MP said he was not going to support the party leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s Presidential bid even though Mr Musyoka comes from his constituency. The former Vice president was the MP for Mwingi North and was succeeded by Mr Munuve in 2013.

Mr Munuve was addressing journalists on Sunday, October 2 after presiding over the Diocesan fund-drive for Kamuwongo Catholic parish.

Mr Musyoka who is also a Cord co-principal had a week ago after presiding over  a memorial service for his late mother Sarah Malia Musyoka at his Tseikuru home,  told the renegade politicians to prepare for by elections since they had shifted their loyalty to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s party.
He had warned that Mr Munuve and his colleagues Joe Mutambu (Mwingi Central), Regina Ndambuki (Kilome), Kisoi Munyao (Mbooni) and Richard Makenga (Kaiti) will be voted out in the by-elections and even in the 2017 general elections.

But Mr Munuve hit back at Mr Musyoka saying that he never needed the Wiper party to be re-elected. “I work with the government, if Wiper doesn’t want me to run on their party I won’t run on the party, “said Mr Munuve.

The lawmaker vowed to woo his constituents to vote for President Uhuru Kenyatta in the next year’s general elections. “I believe there is not going to be a President like Uhuru Kenyatta, so I will support and vote for him because I don’t see anybody else leading this country to any better development path than him (Mr. Kenyatta), “he said.
Mr Munuve faulted the Wiper party after a botched planned Kyuso demonstration against his defection to the Jubilee party a week ago. He said the Wiper leadership had planned to carry demonstrators from areas outside his constituency to cause chaos in the area. “If this party has followers in my constituency, why does it get people from here in Kamuwomgo to come and demonstrate?” he posed. He said his constituents stood firm against the protests though he was far away in the United States.
Earlier on, speaking to the congregation the MP expressed confidence saying that he would bank on his development track record to seek re-election.

“As you know I have developed a special bursary scheme where students in our entire constituency who score 350 and above in KCPE get Sh. 30,000 each for their secondary education,” said Mr. Munuve adding that given another term he will educate such students up to the university. “My aim is to uplift education standards in our area by ensuring by the year 2021 we have someone with a Degree in at least every village,” he added.

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