Residents of Machakos county turned up in their thousands for a political rally called by the Wiper Democratic Party (WDP) at the Mulu Mutisya Gardens.
The political rally was addressed by Cord co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka among other key figures in the WPD.
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua was the notable absentee after he claimed that he had not been invited.
He wrote on facebook account: I have NOT been invited to the meeting or asked to help organize it on behalf of my Party because it is being held in my town. I have therefore, asked my deputy governor Bernard Kiala who, like me is an astute Wiper member, to represent me in the meeting.
Mutua rubbished the rally saying it was meant to hoodwink the people of Ukambani that Kalonzo will be the sole Cord candidate:
‘We have been reliably informed that the Machakos rally will be used to confuse and mislead the people of Ukambani by declaring that our beloved Wiper Leader will be the sole presidential candidate for CORD, whereas we suspect that this is not true. For the sake of transparency, if Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka will be the sole CORD Presidential candidate, then the other CORD principals should declare publicly in Machakos tomorrow that they WILL NOT be running as Presidential candidates’, added Mutua