Kitui Senator David Musila picked Deputy Governor Peninah Malonza as his running mate for governor after incumbent Julius Malombe chose someone else. Malombe and Malonza have had a frosty relationship since 2015.
On May 15, Malombe announced he will not partner with Malonza and named Kyuso Knut branch executive secretary Agnes Kambua as his running mate. He said Malonza had been poached by his competitor Musila.
On Wednesday at the JCC church in Mutomo town, Kitui South, Musila said Malonza has an impressive CV, skills and knowledge that have been underutilised under Malombe. “It is sad she was a nominal deputy governor while her work and responsibilities had been taken by another person. That will not happen during my reign,” he said.
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