Caption: Governor Julius Malombe, Senator David Musila and Former Lands Minister Charity Ngilu.Photo source: www.the-star.co.ke
Kitui gubernatorial seat aspirant senator David Musila candidature for the region’s governorship continues to attract mixed reactions from different factions because of his age.
A senior Kenya National Union of Teachers official, Agnes Kambua has said that the senator belongs to the group of senior citizens of this nation, adding that old age is likely to hamper his ability to deliver services to the people.
Kambua, who spoke at a political rally at Zombe stadium attended by the incumbent Malombe, said that Musila has the qualities to lead the people but his age is likely to affect his performance if elected, adding that Malombe will do better than the senator. She pointed out that Musila, who is also contesting for a wiper ticket, taught his husband who retired in 2015 yet he is still fighting for elective posts instead of hanging his political boots to pave way for youthful leadership.
“In 1959 Musila was my husband’s teacher in standard one but my husband, John Musee (62), retired from public service in 2015 after attaining the age of 60 years. That tells your Musila is too advanced in age to deliver as our governor as he is already tired,” said Kambua, as quoted by Star.
Her sentiments were backed by different leaders from this part of the nation including Members of the County Assembly(MCAs) James Kinyala (Endau/Malalani ward) and Eunice Katheke (Zombe ward) who asked voters to turn out in large numbers to back Malombe as he seeks to retain his seat in August General polls.
Kambua said that it is now the duty of the electorate to send home Musila since he has insisted on remaining in politics when he is too old to battle it out with youthful leaders.