By A VOTER.
A team of youths from Kitui East are engaged in a negotiated democracy aimed at bringing together parliamentary aspirants Hon. Mulaimu Mavusyu and Hon. Justus Musili to a working table.
The initiative that has already received support from Kitui East constituents is being led by Joe Kioko and James Peter who have said there is an urgent need for the two candidates to work together for the common good of the people.
The two youth leaders who spoke to County Diary revealed that the aim of the negotiated democracy was to ensure that one of the parliamentary aspirants steps down for the other in what is seen as a strategy to give a more popular candidate between the two an upper hand.
“It is true a caucus of youths is actively engaging the two leaders with a view to convince one to shelve his ambitions in favour of the other. The negotiations are at an advanced stage and things are looking up,” stated Joe Kioko, one of the youth leaders.
Reliable sources have told our desk that all indications are that Hon. Musili who comes from Chuluni area of the Upper East is likely to step down for Hon. Mulaimu.
Both of them are Indipendent candidates in their quest to wrestle the seat from Nimrod Mbai whose leadership the residents allege has been marked by deep seated corruption and looting of the CDF for personal gain.
Hon. Mulaimu who comes from the Lower Kitui East enjoys commanding support in the region and elsewhere across the Constituency.
Majority of the voters who are tired of Hon. Mbai’s questionable leadership have expressed their desire to rally behind Mulaimu saying he is a safe pair of hands for the constituency.
Hon. Mulaimu is described as humble, highly intelligent, diplomatic and a man of integrity unlike Hon. Mbai who has been dismissed as clasp and a goon in a suit and who is totally unfit for leadership.
If Musili steps down in favour of Mulaimu, he will bring with him a good number of votes from Chuluni Ward which has 11,000 registered voters to Mulaimu’s basket.
This will give Mulaimu the much needed kick towards victory in his bid to offer servant leadership in Kitui East.
Our efforts to reach Mp Nimrod Mbai for a comment on the alleged misuse of CDF were fruitless as his phone went unanswered.