Kalonzo Clarifies Reports of Dumping Raila, Rejecting Azimio Rallies

Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka and ODM leader Raila Odinga at a past meeting.
Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka and ODM leader Raila Odinga at a past meeting.
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Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka, on Friday, January 27, sought to clarify his stand on Azimio La Umoja boss Raila Odinga's call for a series of rallies in Nairobi. 

Kalozo, responding to a fake media alert, affirmed that he was fully behind Raila. The former Vice President asked Kenyans to stay calm and avoid being distracted by fake news propagators. 

Through his communications lead, Paloma Gatabaki, Kalonzo also warned Kenyans against consuming fake news on social media platforms. 

"Our attention has been drawn to a poster with the NTV logo attributing comments to Wiper Party Leader, Kalonzo Musyoka.

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A fake news alert that was shared by Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka on Friday, January 27, 2023.
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"This is the definition of fake news! Kenyans will know when Stephen Kaolozo Musyoka speaks," Gatabaki clarified on Twitter. 

Kalozo was among the politicians who welcomed Raila back from his South African tour on Monday, January 23. 

The Azimio La Umoja leaders later proceeded to Kamukunji Grounds in Kibera, where they conducted their protest rally. 

At the Kamukunji rally, the August 2022 General Elections' conduct formed the basis of the event, with politicians claiming that Kenya Kwanza leaders rigged the presidential election. 

Led by Kalonzo Musyoka, Azimio had on Saturday, January 21, promised to provide more details on the allegations that the elections were bungled and that Raila had won with 57.3 per cent of the vote while Ruto garnered 41.6 per cent.

"We demand that any attempts to reconstitute the IEBC single-handedly by Ruto cease so that Kenyans themselves can reconstitute the body after the firm and fair deliberations.

"We reject the empty [promises made and being made by the UDA regime and call on Kenyans to reject the punitive policies that are making life unbearable.UDA is refusing these policies because it was unprepared and had no mandate to govern," Raila stated. 

The Azimio leaders scheduled a series of rallies at the Jacaranda Grounds, where they intend to address their supporters on Sunday, January 29. 

Azimio Chief Raila Odinga arrives at the Kamukunji Grounds for a consultative forum on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
Azimio Chief Raila Odinga arrives at the Kamukunji Grounds for a consultative forum on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
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