By KSN Reporter
The scramble for the Kamba vote in Kajiado County has intensified after Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka endorsed Governor Joseph Ole Lenku for a second term.
Kalonzo and a brigade of Wiper senators led by Enoch Wambua (Kitui) and Agnes Kavindu (Machakos) rallied the Kamba community behind Lenku saying their interests would be best catered for in his government.
“This is the man of the moment and we are withdrawing our candidate so that we can all rally behind him,” Kalonzo said.
Lenku is also enjoying massive support from ODM leader Raila Odinga who is expected to tour the county when he returns from his trip in the United States.
Kalonzo announced that the Azimio La Umoja leadership has full confidence in Lenku’s leadership and that he will do everything possible to protect the interest of Maa people once the coalition forms government.
“It is not easy to defend sensitive matters affecting the community the way Lenku has done. He is a true champion of his people’s welfare. He needs to be given a second chance to finish his job,” Kalonzo said.
Kalonzo spoke in Ng’atataek when he led thousands of local residents to unveil Moses Birisha as the Wiper parliamentary candidate for Kajiado Central on Sunday.
On his part,Lenku welcomed Kalonzo’s support and vowed to support Moses Birisha for the Kajiado Central seat.
Lenku said that he will continue working for the harmony and co-existence of all communities living in Kajiado.
According to local observers, bagging the Kamba vote will give Lenku a head start against his rivals as he tries to inherit and consolidate votes from the Azimio-leaning communities in the county.