The man Kenyans love to hate bounces back in style
Kenyans don’t like him. Indeed many who have worked closely with the man say that he is a difficult man. But Matuga voters thought otherwise yesterday and unanimously returned their man Mwakwere to parliament. The former transport Minister got 16,350 votes against his closest rival Hassan Mwanyoha of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) who had 10,887 votes
Despite his arrogance, investigations by Kumekucha show that Mwakwere has an excellent development record on the ground coupled with the simple fact that the Digo community had to protect one of their own more so when he seemed to be under such serious threat with all the Coast billionaires pouring money in the constituency to ensure that he lost.
Indeed the political campaign against Mwakwere got rather vicious at one point where somebody photocopied hundreds of thousand of letters purported to be a leaked Memo from the Keny Ferry service where Mwakwere allegedly directed that passengers start paying a small fee to cross the ferry. My man on the ground says that the move backfired badly because most of the ferry commuters reading the letter angrily declared that the letter was fake and that somebody was out to finish Mwakwere.
One Matuga constituent told my man on the ground that Mwakwere has brought more development to Matuga than all other previous MPs put together despite the fact that he has never been allowed to settle down properly in his parliamentary seat. It is not clear what the constituent meant by “settle down properly in his parliamentary seat” but it probably has something to do with the numerous controversies Mwakwere has found himself in including the infamous Koinage street prostitutes saga.
For now wild celebrations are currently going on in Matuga that are threatening to spill over a much larger part of Coast province.
I shall do another more detailed post later.
Read more about announcement of Mwakwere victory HERE
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