By Daniel Nzia and Karanja Njoroge
“ Raila left ODM-Kenya for ODM after sensing defeat. He is the one who should return to ODM-K, now WDM, and compete. If he is beaten in the nomination he should accept defeat,” he said.
At the same time, the VP said plans for the groundbreaking of the proposed Konza ICT city are at an advanced stage.
Kalonzo said the multi-billion shillings techno city project is a reality and encouraged Ukambani residents to invest in the project.
“The proposed Konza city will definitely change the face of Makueni County and the country as whole. It will comprise major projects including a major hospital,” said the VP.
The Wiper Democratic Movement party presidential candidate said a dam would be constructed along River Thwake to supply water to the development project.
He was speaking at Mung’ala in Machakos yesterday when he joined thousands of his supporters in celebrating the party’s victory in the just concluded civic by-election in Machakos and Kitui counties.
Gideon Kavuu was elected the new Mumbuni North Ward councillor after garnering 1,958 votes while in Kitui West constituency, Anthony Muthui was elected the Matinyani/Mutulu/Kalimani ward councilor with 1,776 votes.
Kalonzo who was accompanied by Machakos Town MP Victor Munyaka said the election of the two civic leaders on the party’s ticket was a great honour to him.
“The signal the electorate sent to the rest of the country is that the presence of the party in the region is real,” he said.