Kalonzo Musyoka, the leader of the Wiper Democratic Movement, has cemented his political influence in Ukambani with the win of his party in the Kitui Rural parliamentary election.
In addition to giving the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) a new seat in the National Assembly, Mr. David Mwalika Mboni’s victory over Charles Mutisya Nyamai gave Mr. Musyoka a solid political footing in the country’s politics.
According to the results given by the constituency returning officer Winfred Ndoti, Mr. Mwalika received 19,745 votes while Mr. Nyamai, a two-term MP, received 10,178 votes.
The re-election of Mr. Mwalika has strengthened the Wiper party leader’s hold on Ukambani region politics, according to Mwingi West MP Charles Ngusya Nguna.
According to Mr. Nguna, Wiper has now boosted its representation in the National Assembly from 24 to 25 MPs.
“Our party leader has disproved all of the doubters about his political worth. Right now, our main priority is coordinating with our allies to gain control of the National Assembly. According to him, Wiper will play a significant role in the elections for Speaker, his deputy, and majority leader.
The young MP claimed that the party has become more powerful and well-represented in locales other than its traditional Ukambani support base, including as Nairobi, Kisii, and the Coast.
However, the UDA candidate has disputed Mr. Mwalika’s victory, claiming that the poll had been seriously tainted by voter bribery and cheating.
As he prepares to go to court to contest Mr. Nguna’s victory, Mr. Nyamai exhorted his fans to have bravery and confidence.
He reportedly indicated that he was going to court by saying, “As we all know, there are only two sides to every valuable coin you hold in your hands, and everytime it falls on the floor, it never loses its value.
In a statement that was widely shared on social media, Mr. Nyamai stated, “Let us all consider it as a win, 2022 politics is not finished, and let’s open a new chapter on development and move on with life.”
After being crowned the victor, Mr. Mwalika thanked his supporters for choosing him to serve as their MP for a second term.