The Wiper Party has unveiled Agnes Kavindu Muthama, Former Senator Muthama’s ex wife as its party candidate for the vacant Machakos senate seat, a move that is likely to cause political storm given her association with Johnson Muthama, who is likely to contest for the same seat.
Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka while awarding Agnes Kavindu the certificate of nomination expressed confidence that she will sail through to become Machakos’ next senator, a seat once held by her Ex husband Johnstone Muthama.
”We will leave nothing to chance during the campaign period, until she is declared winner and we have confidence that Agnes is going to be the next senator for Machakos County” added the former Vice President.
“As wiper party we have no business in breaking families by nominating Agnes Kavindu Muthama for Machakos seat, we nominated her because of her qualifications but fortunately she shares a name with others,” Kalonzo said, indicating that her association with her ex husband turned Kalonzo’s political fierce rival wasn’t the reason for her nomination, but her qualification.
Its not yet clear weather Mr. Muthama will seeking to recapture a seat he once held given that the UDA party which he chairs already has a candidate in Benard Muia.
Ms. Kavindu Muthama will be ironing it out for the seat agaisnt Maendeleo Chap Chap Party’s candidate, the former Cabinet Minister Mutua Katuku, UDA’s Bernard Muia among other candidates.
The Machakos senate seat fell vacant following the death of Senator Boniface Mutinda. He died while receiving treatment at a Nairobi hospital a week after he was put in the Intensive Care Unit.