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Sunday, 22 March 2015

MCA flees burial for pocketing Moi donation

There was drama at the funeral of Milkah Mulu Mutisya the wife of the late Ukambani political supremo Mulu Mutisya when area MCA Leonard Katela was forced to leave the function by irate mourners.
The mourners were angered by revelations that the embattled  Katela had received a donation from former president Daniel Moi of Sh200,000 pretending  to be one of the late Mulu’s sons. It is alleged Katela on getting news of the wife’s demise engaged  embarked on looking for the former president whom he later met at his Karbarnet Gardens home in Kibera where the former president  parted with the cash believing it would cater for funeral expenses.
Unaware the MCA had taken cash, family members looked for Moi  who  to their shock told them that he had sent their brother. Efforts by the family members to reach Katela proved futile as his phone was switched off only for him to surface during the burial date. Family members  at the burial castigated Katela for masquerading as a family member  with the aim of reaping financial  favours from politicians who were close to the late Ukambani  political kingpin.
On realising that the ground was hostile, Katela walked out silently to escape from the mourners who were  baying for his blood. Leaders attending the function accused the former Kenya Times reporter of belittling the post of an MCA and urged voters to reject him as MCA come 2017.
The funeral was also attended by Cord leaders Raila Odinga  and Kalonzo Musyoka. On his part Kalonzo attacked area MP Vincent  Musyoka who was absent for maligning his name and urged him to respect his age even as he tries to market Jubilee  in the region. Former Mwala MP Daniel Muoki was cheered when he took on the MP accusing him of abandoning voters and not fulfilling his election promises  only to be seen chanting Governor Alfred  Mutua slogans in rallies instead of working to fulfil his manifesto and working towards improving the livelihoods of the electorates.
The former MP who is now reactivating his campaign team  ahead of 2017 urged Mwala residents to back Kalonzo  and ignore any leader abusing the Wiper leader saying such leaders are on payroll of Jubilee with the aim of  dividing the Kamba vote.