Kivutha Kibwana Urges Kalonzo to Dialogue With President Uhuru & William Ruto

  • Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana on Monday urged Kalonzo Musyoka to initiate dialogue with Deputy President William Ruto and other national leaders in preparation for the 2022 elections.

    The Wiper Governor advised Kalonzo forget his deal with Orange Democratic Leader Raila Odinga and forge ahead with new alliances.

    “Mr Musyoka should enter into coalitions with other voting blocs in the country and initiate negotiations with President Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto. Let him do handshakes and heart shakes that will benefit us and Kenya.

    [caption caption="Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana"][/caption]

    “It is up to Hon Raila Odinga to decide when the time comes whether he will pay his political debt to his 2017 NASA colleagues. If not, we must still be prepared to move on to victory without hard feelings,” Prof Kibwana explained.

    In a declarative statement, Kibwana called for Kalonzo to declare his interests and speak for himself when negotiating for deals.

    “We wish to ask Kalonzo that from now on, he should not have anybody negotiate for him. A handshake can be only between two people. Raila’s handshake is Raila’s handshake. This is said as I express my deepest respect for Raila. But now Kalonzo must define his own political trajectory post-2017.

    "We appreciate that the first handshake did change Kenya’s political environment. It was an act of courage and patriotism. But in my humble view, Kalonzo, Mudavadi and Wetang’ula must define their own future politics without reference to the flagship business of 2017. That period is now closed,” he added.

    Earlier on Sunday, DP Ruto faulted opposition for calling for the amendment of the constitution as a means to create positions for themselves in government.

    Speaking during a funds drive at St Francis Cheptarit Catholic Church in Nandi County, Ruto asked leaders to be honest with Kenyans in their calls for unity and the building bridges initiative.

    "The biggest threat to our democracy, our progress and stability are people who have questionable democratic credentials; dictators who participate in elections and yet they do not accept the outcome of any election.

    “As leaders, we should be honest, tell the truth, and not propaganda; the integrity of our actions should guide us,” he conveyed.

    [caption caption="William Ruto and Kalonzo Musyoka"][/caption]