Nzioka Waita has grown dangerous since entering the murky world of politics, endangering not only Machakos but the entire Ukambani region.
The Wiper Party candidate Wavinya Ndeti’s opponent, the former State House chief of staff, has always confronted Kalonzo head-on and exposed the flaws in his brand politics.
Nzioka Waita was among those who fired shots at the Wiper boss at one point after Kalonzo left the Azimio la Umoja coalition.
At almost 70 years old, Kalonzo is nearing the end of his time in politics. Could Waita take over as the Ukambani region’s political boss naturally?
Nzioka Waita leading in opinion polls
The UK-trained lawyer will further his status as a rising political star if he overcomes all odds to win the Machakos Governor seat. And in the future, he might prove to be Kalonzo’s toughest political adversary in Ukambani.
Waita is in a strong position to succeed Governor Alfred Mutua as the leader of Machakos County, according to a recent opinion poll by TIFA.
The former Safaricom senior manager, who has chosen Florence Mwangangi as his running companion, has the potential to disturb the status quo in Ukambani politics and diminish Kalonzo’s hold.
Politically, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has dominated the Ukambani region for more than 20 years. Most of those who tried to challenge him have been defeated and sent to the political trash can. Even now, as the countdown to the general election on August 9 continues, Kalonzo’s political voice continues to be heard loud and clear. Even though he may not be at the pinnacle of his abilities, the former Vice President continues to serve as the region’s spokesperson.
The Wiper leader, nevertheless, shouldn’t relax too much. Nzioka Waita, a former head of staff at the State House, looks to be shifting the political dynamic in the Ukambani region. Kalonzo, should this alarm him? The ground continues changing as time moves.