Kalonzo Musyoka

Kalonzo Musyoka

Kalonzo Musyoka is the chairman of the Wiper Democratic Movement.

Kalonzo studied at Kitui High School, Meru School and later went to the University of Nairobi where he studied law. 

He joined politics in 1983 after unsuccessfully vying for the Kitui Parliamentary seat. The seat fell vacant and he vied again in 1985 and was appointed Assistant Minister for Works, Housing and Physical Planning in 1986.

In 1982, he won the seat again and was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs. His first attempt at the presidency was in 2007 and he became a distant third behind Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga.

In 2013, he joined the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) deputising Raila but the two lost the presidency to Uhuru Kenyatta.

After the handshake between Raila and Uhuru in 2018, Kalonzo showed his support by collaborating with the two leaders in a quest to have a unified country.

In 2019, he was appointed to help restore peace in South Sudan between Riek Machar and Salvar Kiir. 

In 2020, despite his oversight role in keeping the country in check over the government's handling of Covid-19 pandemic,  he was bestowed the rank of Senior Counsel by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The title of Senior Counsel is conferred on eminent lawyers and is considered the zenith of professional achievement for having irreproachable professional lives.