Is Ngilu Courting the Former Deputy Governor Dr. Penina Malonza?

By County diary
Former Kitui Deputy Governor Dr. Peninah Malonza has taken a low political life after her boss lost in 2017 General Elections.

Miss Malonza was Deputy to former Kitui Governor Julius Malombe and later dumped his former boss to then the kitui senator Hon David Musila, The duo lost to Governor Charity Ngilu in the hotly contested August 8, 2017 Polls

The former Deputy Governor who comes from kitui south has remained silent even as the 2022 succession debate takes center stage, Miss Malonza silence is now worrying her supporters at the same time causing jittery among some leaders in kitui.

As the 2022 succession debate continues to heat up, there are claims that Malonza could be eyeing the Kitui Woman Representative’s seat or Kitui south parliamentary seat Under Narc Ticket.

Kitui women representative position is currently held by Irene Kasalu of Wiper Democratic Movement Party. kitui south parliamentary seat held by Rachael Kaki Nyamai of jubilee party.

Malonza, a close political friend of Governor Charity Ngilu is said to be seeking her support for the seat on a NARC ticket in the next elections.

Political analyst Peter Ngure says Malonza is among the crop of women leaders who still have the chance of a political comeback in 2022.

“Malonza is experienced and I think she stands a higher chance of making a come-back in 2022,” Ngure said.

There are speculations that Malonza could again partner with Malombe if the latter contests the Kitui gubernatorial seat in 2022 general election the allegations she denied.

Malombe is likely to battle for the seat in the much anticipated 2022 polls but his choice of deputy remains unknown.

Others said to be eyeing the Kitui gubernatorial seat in 2022 include Kenya’s Ambassador to Uganda Kiema Kilonzo and Mwingi Central MP Gideon Mulyungi.


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