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Muthama in surprise endorsement of Wavinya

Machakos senator Johnson Muthama on Wednesday took an about-turn and endorsed Nasa gubernatorial candidate Wavinya Ndeti.

Speaking during an interview on Musyi FM’s breakfast show, Muthama, said Ndeti is way better than the current Machakos governor Alfred Mutua.

In the start of the interview Muthama discredited both candidates saying Dr Mutua had failed the county while Ms Ndeti is not qualified and was part of a shambolic nomination exercise.

That said, the Senator insisted that of the two candidates, Ndeti was the better choice.

“Wavinya is better than Mutua, reason being we know her family, we know where she comes from and that is why she is way better than Mutua,” Muthama said during the interview.

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Muthama gave various reasons why Dr Mutua is not best suited to lead the county stating that “he had embezzled county funds during his tenure.”

He added that Ndeti “was part of a shambolic nomination process, there was no exercise where she garnered the said 300,000 votes and she will become a governor unfairly having not been subjected to a nomination process.”

This is a change of heart from a previous passionate appeal that Muthama made at a Machakos church saying that Dr Mutua was better than Wavinya.

During his church appeal, Muthama said he was quitting the senatorial race so as to act as the advisor of the Machakos people to ensure they make an informed decision on the election day.