The race to become the next Machakos senator continues to hot up, attracting a lot of interested candidates even as each parties, strategists and interested individuals put in measures that will ensure their favourite candidates emerge victorious in the by elections.
A day after Kalonzo Musyoka led Wiper Party unveiled Agnes Kavindu Muthama, an ex wife to the former senator Johnstone Muthama, as its the party candidate for the vacant Machakos senate seat, DP Ruto’s faction have finally settled for a candidate who will battle it out against ms. Kavindu and others for the Machakos senatorial seat.
The Deputy president unveiled Urbanus Mutunga Muthama mostly known as Ngengele as the hustler’s candidate for the senatorial post at his Karen residence. Urbanus Muthama’s name is not a new name in the ukambani politics, he has unsuccessfully vied for various positions in ukambani most recently being the Mwala Parliamentary seat during the 2017 general elections.
Having joined politics in 2007, Urbanus is a household name in the Ukambani politics and thus the DP’s public support of his candidature might work to his advantage, given the DP’s popularity not just in the region but the country as a whole
”Grateful to witness the partnership forged by the Machakos Senate by-election hopefuls in favour of Urbanus Mutunga Muthama Ngengele, a hustler from the county. Our gratitude to them for their audacity and leadership to cede their aspirations and back Ngengele for the race.” Said the DP after he held a consultative meeting with Machakos County grassroot leaders at his Karen residence in Nairobi County.
The Machakos senate seat is being contested after it fell vacant following the death of Senator Boniface Mutinda. The Late. senator who has served as a Senator for Machakos County from 2017 until his death in 2020 died while receiving treatment at a Nairobi hospital a week after he was put in the Intensive Care Unit.