The Wiper Democratic Movement has called a crisis meeting on Tuesday to discuss claims that Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama is working with his Siaya counterpart James Orengo to block Mr Kalonzo Musyoka from the Cord presidential nominations.
Mr Muthama last week stormed out of a public rally when Mr Musyoka criticised him in public.
Mr Musyoka, a diplomatic and typically careful leader in his public utterances said of Mr Muthama: “If I lose the presidential race, it is Muthama who will have his trousers removed, like it happened in Parliament.”
“I am fully aware of what you (Muthama) have been doing behind my back with Orengo to predetermine the outcome of Cord presidential nominations and deny me the ticket. You must convince the Wiper supporters that the ticket you are pushing for can deliver victory for Cord,” he said at Sultan Hamud township on Saturday during a meet-the-people tour by the party.
The party will Tuesday hold a National Executive Committee meeting to discuss the allegations that Mr Muthama was acting as Mr Odinga’s mole within the party.
“It is true that the party will be holding a NEC meeting on Tuesday to discuss a wide array of issues. I have received so many calls on the matter of Machakos senator and it is likely to be one of the issues that we will deliberate on,” said Wiper Secretary-General Hassan Omar.
During the meet-the-people tour, Mr Musyoka told Mr Muthama that he was aware he and Mr Orengo were working against him in favour of Mr Odinga and warned him to prepare to face the wrath of Kamba voters in the next elections. Mr Muthama, who could not be reached yesterday, drove away in protest.
The Machakos senator had earlier criticised Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana, warning him that he must dissolve his Muungano Party or risk losing the elections.
HAD HARSH WORDS
The senator had harsh words for Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua whom he told off for forming Maendeleo Chap Chap party, saying both governors deserved to be kicked out of Ukambani, unless they dissolved their parties.
An agitated Mr Musyoka reprimanded Mr Muthama, saying he would not condone voices designed to divide the Kamba community. “On this one, I totally disagree with you. Do not create more divisions on my trip because we have come to unite the people. Although we all aspire to be in one party, we cannot achieve this by antagonising others.”
On Monday, Mr Musyoka admitted urging Mr Muthama not to attack the Makueni governor before the Sultan Hamud Rally. “I had told Mr Muthama not to go that way because he had said he was going to blast Prof Kibwana.