All Kamba governors were in attendance at Kasarani as Uhuru and his handshake partner Raila cemented a formidable super alliance against deputy president William Ruto
Kenyan former vice president Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka and leader of the Wiper Political Party is a man who never saw a fence that he did not want to sit on! How else would one view his latest act of indecision at joining the Azmio la Umoja alliance associated with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga?
During a mammoth event bringing together almost 29 parties attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga last Saturday, Kalonzo was conspicuously missing in action! The Wiper leader was a no show at the event, however, he sent Mr Chirau Ali Mwakwere a former minister in the Kibaki grand coalition government.
It’s noteworthy that all Kamba governors were in attendance as Uhuru and his handshake partner Raila cemented a formidable super alliance against deputy president William Ruto. President Kenyatta even put on an Azmio cap and openly declared “ODM oyee” stunning delegates who recall how the party almost denied him a second term in 2017 after its petition at the supreme court overturned Kenyatta’s victory. A planned public rally today Monday flopped after it became clear Kalonzo still needed more time for “consultations” before formally joining the Azmio bandwagon.
Mr Kalonzo is alive to a remark he made earlier in the year which went viral, claiming that he would be “very stupid” (sic) if he supported Raila for a record third time! Already Kamba-land is tilting towards Azmio through governors Alfred Mutua (Machakos) Prof. Kivuthat Kibawana (Makueni), and Charity Ngilu (Kitui). So, what options does Kalonzo have? A horn of dilemma indeed!
DP supporters have been circulating the video that has gone viral forcing the former vice president into a catch 22 situation. Joining Odinga will simply justify the claims he made in public! Meanwhile, time is running out and pressure mounts on Kalonzo to make up his mind fast or be left behind!
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