Some of Mr Kalonzo’s supporters had assumed that he had the “spine” to ward off the pressure and go it alone, they now feel shortchanged after he changed tune
After playing hard to get for several weeks, Wiper party leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka threw in the towel to support Raila Odinga’s presidential bid, for the third time!
Mr Musyoka had earlier declared that “he would be the biggest fool in the world if he back Raila Odinga as a presidential candidate”! Now his words have come back to haunt him.
But as they say, political positions are hardly cast in stone; interests keep changing as re-alignments keep on evolving. Some of Mr Kalonzo’s supporters had assumed that he had the “spine” to ward off the pressure and go it alone, they now feel shortchanged after he changed tune. He is even accusing Governors Kivutha Kibwana (Makueni) and Charity Ngilu (Kitui) of having derailed earlier talks with Raila Odinga! He claims he never played hard to get!
Some people even claimed that huge amounts of money had already changed hands to facilitate Kalonzo’s move to Kenya Kwanza, to atleast push the anticipated tight presidential race between Raila and Ruto to the wire
There had been some strong speculations going around to the effect that Kalonzo was headed to deputy president William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza (KK) coalition. Some even claimed that huge amounts of money had already changed hands to facilitate his move, to atleast push the anticipated tight presidential race between Raila and Ruto to the wire.
That now appears still-born as the Tseikuru village politician who at 68 is not getting any younger. President Uhuru has assured the Wiper boss of a “position” in the “next” government, assuming Azmio la Umoja prevails in the coming elections. But this pledge from the retiring Kenyatta might not be strong enough for the former VP considering it will be Mr Odinga calling the shots as president.
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