It’s party time in Machakos as Alfred Mutua celebrates victory
Hundreds of supporters thronged Governor Alfred Mutua’s office in Machakos to celebrate his win even before he was formally declared the winner by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
The enchanted supporters danced to music which blared from mega speakers outside the office before Dr Mutua accompanied by his Deputy governor-elect Francis Maliti came out to address them.
Dr Mutua in a speech which was also beamed live by some TV Stations thanked the people for supporting him and re-electing him for another term.
HIGH STAKES GAME
He said the campaigns were gruelling as he was pitted against Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka and the entire party machinery with Ms Wavinya Ndeti just being a “pawn” in the high stakes political game.
“This election was not between me and Madam Wavinya but rather between me and Kalonzo Musyoka,” said Dr Mutua.
The governor said he was happy that the people had seen through the machinations and chosen development over tussles for power.
“We won because we wanted to show development was more important than sycophancy,” said Dr Mutua to a cheering crowd.
He said what he had done in terms of development was nothing compared to what he would deliver in his second term as he promised “Super Maendeleo Chap Chap”.
Dr Mutua also reiterated that he would be seeking to become the President in 2022.
WORK WITH WAVINYA
He welcomed those who opposed him including Ms Ndeti to work with him saying the work ahead required the efforts of everyone. But Ms Ndeti dismissed the results of the election and refused to concede defeat.
She said the results were marred by irregularities as some stations had a voter turn out which exceeded the total number of registerd voters.
She said the result being bradcast on IEBC Portal varied with what was recorded by her agents and called for time to verify results.