Governor Mutua to sue Kalonzo Musyoka for defamation

Machakos County Governor Alfred Mutua has threatened to sue Wiper Leader, Kalonzo Musyoka, for allegedly calling him a “kidnapper and a killer”. “A leader of his stature casting aspersions on me and actually calling me a kidnapper and a killer, I cannot tolerate it,” a seemingly infuriated Mutua said. Speaking in Matinyani, Kitui West, on Friday, November 18, Governor Mutua also called on the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) to summon Kalonzo to record a statement over his claims, which he (Mutua) said were a threat to peaceful co-existence. “I want to tell them enough is enough and am taking Kalonzo Musyoka to court. I am suing him for criminal negligence and defamation.” This comes barely two weeks after Machakos Deputy Governor Bernard Kiala’s daughter, Kathleen Nduku, was reported missing. Her disappearance came to light at a political rally during Wiper Party leader, Kalonzo Musyoka’s, tour of Ukambani region with Musyoka alleging she had been kidnapped in a bid to force Kiala to drop his bid for Machakos governor seat. Musyoka further linked the alleged kidnap to the political machinations of Machakos County Governor race all the while trying to implicate Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua into an intricate web of bullying his deputy from challenging him for the Machakos governor seat. Katheleen Nduku was however traced on Thursday to a house believed to be her boyfriend’s in Kasarani’s Mwiki estate. According to Nairobi County Commander, Japheth Koome, the two were picked and taken to the Nairobi Police Headquarters for interrogation where police established nothing sinister as Nduku confessed that she was at her boyfriend’s house on her own volition. Wiper plans to sponsor Kiala to contest for the Machakos Governor seat after falling out with Mutua who launched his party, the Maendeleo Chap Chap as his re-election vehicle come 2017.

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