Kalonzo Attacks His Ukambani Governors Over Demands to Raila

  • Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka during an interview on May 19, 2020.
    Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka during an interview on May 19, 2020.
  • The Wiper Democratic Movement leader, Kalonzo Musyoka, on Tuesday, March 1, hit out at the governors from his Ukambani backyard over his conditions to join the Azimio La Umoja political faction.

    His response follows an opinion held by Governors Charity Ngilu (Kitui) Kivutha Kibwana (Makueni) and Alfred Mutua (Machakos) that Kalonzo should take a back seat in the movement led by the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

    Speaking during an interview with a local media station, Kalonzo noted that the three governors had no right to advise him on matters political negotiations with Odinga.

    Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka at the SKM Command Centre in Karen, Nairobi on August 25, 2021
    Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka at the SKM Command Centre in Karen, Nairobi on August 25, 2021
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    He noted that the three governors were simply afraid of their political future and were only sheltering under the Azimio La Umoja umbrella since they do not know what awaits them after the August 9 polls.

    "Two of them are going home. One of them wants re-election and she knows that without my support, she is going nowhere. In fact, she may consider not running for governor because the ground is terrible against her," he remarked.

    Kalonzo added that the Machakos and Makueni County bosses, who had declared interest in running for the presidency but have since shelved their ambitions, were no match to him.

    "Maybe they can scratch here and there. Two of them were running for President, what happened? I am still running for President, I am not in their league," the One Kenya Alliance Principal clapped back.

    However, the Wiper Party leader juxtaposed himself when he was asked about the conditions set by Gatundu South Member of Parliament, Moses Kuria, for him to join the One Kenya Alliance (OKA).

    Kuria has maintained that he will only join OKA, if the coalition promises not to work with Azimio La Umoja. Kalonzo stated that the MP was welcome to but without conditions.

    "I cannot agree with Moses Kuria on that. If he comes to OKA, it would be without those conditions. There will be no conditions whatsoever, and he knows that,"  Kalonzo stated.

    In his latest remarks during the funeral service of Mama Monica Njeri Waititu, the mother to former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, Kuria was adamant that he would never join Azimio La Umoja.

    "While still alive, I will decide for myself and I can tell you I will never be in Azimio and even when I am dead, please don't take me there," Kuria stated.

    Chama Cha Kazi Party leader Moses Kuria at Thika Stadium, on Saturday, February 19, 2022.
    Chama Cha Kazi Party leader Moses Kuria at Thika Stadium, on Saturday, February 19, 2022.
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