By Kiptanui Rutto
It is a plus to Jubilee Asili Centre as former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama ditches Kalonzo Musyoka saying he will be drumming up support for Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 presidential ambitions.
In a press conference this Thursday, Muthama said he ceased to be a Wiper Democratic Party of Kenya Member in 2007 when he decided not to defend his Machakos senatorial seat.
“What business do I still have in wiper? I have no business to be in wiper. I will ensure William Ruto becomes the 5th president of Kenya. And for the record, I am not being expelled from Wiper, I vomited wiper in 2017, excuse me,” he said.
This happened after Wiper Party wrote to him to show-cause why he should not be expelled over alleged insubordination with a 14-day ultimatum to respond to the claims before the disciplinary actions are taken on him.
The party accused Muthama of advancing the agenda of rival politicians to failing to perform his mandate as not only a Wiper NEC member but also head of NASA (National Super Alliance) Coordination Committee, which he co-chairs with Senate Minority leader James Orengo.
Muthama was summoned few days after Wiper signed a cooperation deal with Jubilee party ahead of the 2022 elections where Kalonzo said Wiper party will help President Kenyatta achieve his development blueprint, the Big 4 Agenda, comprising of Food Security; Affordable Housing; Manufacturing and Affordable Health care.