Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana distastes his deputy Adelina Mwau’s move to join Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
Through his Facebook account, Kibwana said his attention has been drawn to clandestine dealings between Adelina and UDA.
He said Makueni people have expressed their intention to support ODM Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja.
“I wish to categorically make it clear, Makueni people have expressed their intention to support Azimio la Umoja and will not be hoodwinked by people seeking self-aggrandizement,” he said.
He however acknowledged Makau and the good working relations they had the last 9 years.
“While I respect Adelina for the good working relations for the last 9 years, her latest move puts our working together on the edge. The voice of the people of Makueni has always been our guide in decision making. I will not abandon that principle for political expediency. Adelina will work alone,” he added.
Deputy President William Ruto has in recent days been making several tours in the larger Ukambani region and the recent defection by Mwau seems to have paid off.
“The Hustler nation is growing bigger and bigger. This morning, we welcome Adelina Mwau, the Deputy Governor of Makueni County, to UDA. Karibu Mama,” Ruto said in a tweet.
Mwau, a native of Kilungu in Kaiti Constituency, was first elected to office alongside Kibwana in the March 4, 2013 General Election under the Muungano Party.
In the subsequent election August 8, 2017 General Election, the two defended their seats on a Wiper Party ticket.