Date For Kalonzo's Swearing-in Announced

  • Wiper Democratic Movement (WDM-K) party leader, Kalonzo Musyoka, will be sworn in as the 'Deputy People's President' on February 28 at Uhuru Park, a new report by The Star has claimed.

    According to the report, top National Super Alliance (NASA) officials have confirmed that Kalonzo's oath would be the top item on their agenda ahead of the recently announced People's Convention.

    Kalonzo disappointed many supporters when he missed NASA leader Raila Odinga's January 30 swearing-in as the 'People's President' and was branded a coward.

    When questioned on the new oath date, Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr stated: “There are a few issues they are sorting out as principals first, but he will be sworn in.”

    “The official position is that until the principals have agreed on the date and exact details then he will be sworn-in,” Wiper Executive Director Jared Siso noted.

    [caption caption="Kalonzo Musyoka with Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr"][/caption]

    The Opposition is also expected to use the People's Convention to push for changes to the country's governance structure and might, therefore, call for a referendum.

    The coalition is said to want the position of Prime Minister and two Deputies to be re-introduced.

    The position of Prime Minister was last held by Odinga between 2007 to 2013, with Musalia Mudavadi and Uhuru Kenyatta as his Deputies.

    In 2017, the National Council of Churches in Kenya (NCCK) called for the position of leader of the Opposition to be re-introduced with full perks.

    The clergymen argued that it would enhance inclusivity and avert acrimonious divisions rising from election disputes.

    [caption caption="Kalonzo addressing supporters in Mavoko"][/caption]