Kalonzo Reveals Wiper Plan After Jubilee-Kanu Coalition

  • Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka speaks from his offices in Nairobi on April 15, 2020.
    Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka speaks from his offices in Nairobi on April 15, 2020.
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  • Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has revealed that his party is ready to enter into a coalition agreement with Jubilee Party and the Kenya African National Union (KANU).

    Kalonzo made this revelation on Monday, May 11, a day after Jubilee and KANU signed a post-election deal allowing the Gideon Moi-led party to sit Jubilee's Parliamentary Group meetings. 

    Wiper is, however, still in the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition agreement between Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), Forum for the Restoration of Democracy - Kenya (FORD-Kenya), Amani National Congress (ANC) and four other parties.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) with Wiper leader kalonzo Musyoka during Musyoka's father's funeral in Mwingi on November 9, 2018.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) with Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka during Musyoka's father's funeral in Mwingi on November 9, 2018.
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    Speaking in an interview with Citizen TV, Kalonzo noted that plans are underway to join the Jubilee-KANU coalition that was announced on Sunday, May 10.

    "Wiper will be ready to enter into a cooperation agreement with both Kanu and Jubilee when that time comes but we are open to that.

    "Of course, we are guided by the provisions of the coalition agreement we have within NASA," said the Wiper Party Leader.

    Despite a section of Jubilee members terming the coalition with Kanu an illegality, Kalonzo noted that the agreement is within the law.

    "KANU and Jubilee are within their rights to conclude a post-election coalition and I wish them well, as Wiper we are also consulting with our coalition partners in ODM, ANC and Ford Kenya to be able to see what we can do.

    "At this time I think the country needs to come together regardless of political persuasion in order to jumpstart the economy in order to unite this country further," noted Kalonzo.

    The former Vice President also noted that Wiper held a meeting to discuss the possibility of joining another coalition. 

    "We had our NEC meeting which was virtual and I can tell you that just to indicate how things have changed we had a record attendance when we convened as NEC.

    "We agreed that we need to be able to open negotiations and be able to move in that direction so we are already set but the only thing is that we need to look at the legalities of this issue," revealed Kalonzo.

    From left, President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi at the National Prayer Service held at State House Nairobi on March 21, 2020..jpg
    From left, President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi at the National Prayer Service held at State House Nairobi on March 21, 2020.
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