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Harun Mwau bags more support for Senate seat

By - Onesmus Nzioka
Updated Mon, October 8th 2012 at 00:00 GMT +3

“Mwau is a first time MP for Kilome, but the development he has achieved within that short stint is enough to convince me he is the right person to lead Makueni,” says Mr Ndile.

“TIP will support Mwau to make sure he wins the seat and initiate a development agenda in the whole county as he has done in Kilome,” says Ndile who is contesting for Kibwezi West Constituency parliamentary seat.

Mr Fred Muteti, former aide to Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka and Makueni parliamentary aspirant recently led a group of civic leaders, aspirants, clergymen, women and youth leaders in declaring support for Mr Mwau.

While launching his bid at Matiliku Township, Mr Muteti declared support for Mr Mwau saying he was the best suited senate aspirant to lead the County through the transition period.

He led the more than 500 community leaders in declaring support for the Kilome MP.

A number of aspirants for the governor seat have shown a soft spot for the Kilome MP with majority of them said to be eyeing his support, which would give them an edge in the contest.

Mr Mwau on his side has remained non-committal over the choice of his preferred candidates, choosing rather to campaign for his senate post.

He has also stayed clear of the presidential race, saying he is ready to work with any candidate democratically elected by the people.

Swift-tongued lieutenants

His message to voters has been: “Do not be misled into voting the so-called six-piece packages designed by political parties. Vote individuals based on their capabilities and development record in past engagements.”

Observers say his current political wave has not come easy but through investment in the best political brokers and appropriate utilisation of CDF funds in his Kilome constituency.

One civic leader, Tom Mboya, had this to say about the Kilome MP; “Mwau is popular, has his own money, he has utilised CDF funds to the satisfaction of the people and he is also a man with power; when he says something no man can object.”

Although conspicuously absent from most public events, his swift tongued lieutenants are known to steal the show in those events when they take the podium to market him and his policies.

 This has kept live his campaigns even in his absence on the ground.

Mr Mwau is battling for the senate seat with two other contestants,; Education minister Mutula Kilonzo and Agriculture assistant minister Gideon Ndambuki.

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