Makueni Governor Criticizes His Deputy’s Deflection to UDA

Adelina Mwau [Photo: The Standard]

Makueni governor Kivutha Kibwana says his working relationship with his deputy Adelina Mwau is jeopardized, following her move to join the United Democratic Alliance Party (UDA).

Kibwana added that he does not agree with Adelina’s pledge to support the deputy president in the 2022 general election.

“I am shocked to learn that my deputy is joining Ruto’s camp. She and I have worked well for two terms. She’ll now have to walk the political path alone, without our input,” said Kibwana.

He however says, the move by Mwau will not divert his principle for political expediency.

The governor also says his deputy’s move did not follow any consultations.

“She never consulted the people of Makueni. She won’t carry any more people to Ruto’s side, and moving forward, it will be difficult for the two of us to work together.”

Mwau was received to the UDA party by Deputy President William Ruto at his Karen residence.

“The Hustler nation is growing bigger and bigger. This morning, we welcome Adelina Mwau, the Deputy Governor of Makueni County, to UDA. Karibu Mama,” noted Ruto in a tweet.

Mwau, who has served for two terms is eyeing the Makueni Woman Representative seat in the August 9, 2022 General Election.

She was first elected to office alongside Kibwana in the March 4, 2013 General Election under the Muungano Party.

The deputy governor joins Starehe MP Charles Njagua in shifting to Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Party.

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