Alfred Mutua Endorses Azimio’s Wavinya Ndeti as Ruto Watches

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The outgoing governor of Machakos, Alfred Mutua, approved Azimio candidate Wavinya Ndeti as his preferred successor at a meeting on Saturday, July 30, attended by Kenyan Kwanza flag bearer William Ruto.

dr. Mutua stated that Wavinya Ndeti was suitable for the job as he has served as Deputy Cabinet Secretary – CAS in the Ministry of Transport.

Maendeleo Chap Chap’s party leader supported Wavinya’s candidacy and said he will vote for William Ruto as president and Wavinya Ndeti as governor.

“My vote, I vote for William Ruto as president, Rita Ndunge for female representatives and Wavinya Ndeti as governor because she has the ability to bring development to Machakos County.”

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A collage image of UDA President Johnson Muthama (LEFT) and Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua pose for a photo with Vice President William Ruto in his office in Machakos on May 10, 2022 (RIGHT).

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It’s a big boost for Wavinya, just days after Francis Maliti withdrew his bid in her favor.

Mutua’s move fueled his political rivalry with former Senator Johnson Muthama, who is also seeking the governor’s seat of Machakos on a UDA ticket, a party he chairs.

Muthama officially says he cannot share a stage with the Machakos governor until he apologizes to the people of Machakos for the poor leadership.

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Machakos County has eight (8) constituencies, including Masinga, Yatta, Kangundo, Matungulu, Kathiani, Mavoko and Machakos Town, and forty (40) electoral wards.

According to TBEN Electoral and Boundaries Commission – IEBC, Machakos Province has more than 687,565 registered voters.

In addition to Wavinya and Muthama, the governor competition also has: Chama Cha Uzalendo Party leader Nzioka Waita and Empowerment and Liberation Party (ELP) party leader Rose Mulwa.

The former CAS’s biggest headache is Waita, who previously served as the State House chief of staff, with their supremacy battles also exposing sibling rivalry within the Azimio camp.

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Recent Infotrak polls have shown that Wavinya Ndeti leads the gubernatorial race with a popularity score of 46 percent, with Nzioka Waita enjoying 25 percent, while UDA’s Johnson Muthama comes in third with 9 percent and other candidates under 2 percent. .

The Machakos governor race now forms a political duel between Kenya Kwanza and Azimio One Kenya as the election date approaches.

From left Machakos Vice Governor Francis Muliti, Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, former CAS Wavinya Ndeti and ex-CCU Secretary General Phillipe Sadja on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

From left Machakos Vice Governor Francis Muliti, Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, former CAS Wavinya Ndeti and ex-CCU Secretary General Phillipe Sadja on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

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