Former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama has finally broken silence on succeeding the late Machakos Senator Boniface Kabaka.
Muthama was speaking on Friday the 11th of December 2020 while at the Lee funeral home.
The politician poured cold water on allegations that he is planning on succeeding the late senator Kabaka.
According to the former senator, he has received calls from people asking him whether he will succeed Kabaka. Muthama, however, claimed that he is not interested.
He further termed it insensitive that people are concerned about Kabaka’s succession, yet he has not even been buried. Muthama called onto people to be more sensitive and support the family during their difficult time as they mourn their kin.
He also bashed politicians trying to get political goodwill by pretending to support the family as they mourn the senator.
The former Machakos senator also added that he is no longer interested in senate leadership. According to him, should he want to vie again, he will go for a higher position than a senator.
Senate speaker Ken Lusaka is yet to declare Kabaka’s seat as vacant. Once he declares it open, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will set a date for a by-election and a campaign period.
The late Senator Kabaka lost his life at the Nairobi Hospital on Friday the 11th of December 2020. Kabaka had spent several days in the ICU after collapsing in an apartment in Kilimani.
At the time, Kabaka was with a woman when he complained of a headache and requested for some paracetamol. However, he did not improve, and the lady informed the management, who then rushed him to the Nairobi Hospital.
Muthama served as Machakos senator between 2013 and 2017. However, he did not defend his seat after he fell out with Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka.
The former senator then joined Ruto’s political camp as an essential financer and a strategist.