Drama ensued on Wednesday after former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama nearly attacked Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka.
The incident happened during the funeral of Machakos Presiding AIC Bishop Bernard Nguyu at Mitaboni in Machakos County.
It all started after Kalonzo, who was addressing mourners, promised to reunite Muthama with his estranged wife Agnes Kavindu after the 2022 general election, remarks that rubbed the former senator the wrong way.
“I am telling you that next year, you will see Muthama running to perch on my chest because he knows where we are and where we are going. Even if he gets irritated, I’ll hand over his wife (Kavindu) back to him,” Kalonzo said.
Muthama left his seat, charged, and headed straight to Musyoka ready to attack him but he was restrained by Machakos Town MP Victor Munyaka. This forced Kalonzo to cut short his speech.
Earlier, Muthama was shouted down by mourners after he tried to campaign against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
Kavindu is the Wiper party candidate in the upcoming Machakos senatorial by-election while Muthama is campaigning for the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate Urbanus Ngengele. Muthama is the chairman of UDA, a party associated with Deputy President William Ruto.