Kalonzo Denies Reports of His Swearing-in

  • National Super Alliance (NASA) co-principal, Kalonzo Musyoka, on Tuesday dismissed earlier reports that he will be sworn in as the deputy People's President end of February.

    Speaking in Machakos on Tuesday, the Wiper Party leader linked the misinformation to the Jubilee Party and termed the claims as "propaganda and Jubilee traps" noting the announcement will be made "later".

    "We are conducting a serious audit on what is happening in the country and are consulting with NASA. We are focusing on the fight," he conveyed.

    According to Kalonzo, going ahead with the plan to swear him in at the end of this month will be against the law and could amount to charges.

    Kalonzo pointed out that the inauguration would be illegal without proper legal consultation among the various stakeholders within the Opposition.

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    "How I wish I were able to do it right now. Taking oath is not an issue. We are not cowards. There is no hindrance. We have to put our house in order," he stated.

    On Tuesday morning, reports by The Star claimed that Kalonzo will be sworn in as the 'Deputy People's President' on February 28 at Uhuru Park.

    The report indicated that top NASA officials have confirmed that Kalonzo's oath would be the top item on their agenda ahead of the recently announced People's Convention.

    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.

    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.

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    In his defense, the NASA co-principal blamed his absence for the withdrawal of his security by the Jubilee administration