By Mutuku Mwangangi
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has once again called on Kamba leaders harbouring presidential ambitions to rethink on their stand, criticising them for saying that they will unite Kenyans yet they themselves are divided.
Sonko said that currently there are five presidential candidates in Ukambani, chief among them former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua, Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana.
The City governor said that it is a sign of division in the community and urged Kamba people to be wary of the many presidential aspirants whose goal is to cause political division.
The Nairobi governor was speaking at the funeral of Henry Masakau Ngei, the firstborn of Paul Ngei, one of Kenya's freedom fighters who were detained in Kapenguria alongside the first president, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
Sonko's sentiments were echoed by Mwala MP Vincent Musyoka who said that the community should not just should not follow a multitude when doing evil saying that our country is bleeding with corruption,intolerance,lack of inclusivity and lack of accountability.
On his part, Machakos MP Victor Munyaka warned the Kamba community to ensure that they are part of the next government in 2022.
Former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama, who was forced to cut short his speech because of a nosebleed, said Wiper Democratic Movement leader Musyoka, owes his VP seat to him.
Muthama dismissed sentiments by the former VP that he betrayed him twice by auctioning him to Raila Odinga, the Orange Democratic Movement leader.
“If I can carry a whole Vice President twice to Raila then that shows the man I am,” he said.
Other leaders who attended the funeral of Masakau at Mbilini village in Kangundo are Kangundo MP Fabian Muli and Machakos MP Victor Munyaka.
They spoke about the use of COVID-19 funds and the Senate row on the division of revenue among counties.
Masaku was a farmer and businessman based in Tala town, Machakos County.