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Kalonzo Musyoka drops demand to be Raila’s presidential running mate

by Amos Khaemba
Kalonzo Musyoka has sensationally claimed that Raila will be defeated in the August polls if he does not name him his running mate.

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka appears to have dropped his tough stand on being the presidential running mate to the ODM leader Raila Odinga in the coming August elections.

Speaking in Mwingi, Kitui County on Saturday, April 9, Musyoka gave the impression that he was ready to take up any role in the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya government.

According to Musyoka, what was important is ensuring the former prime minister defeats Deputy President William Ruto in the forthcoming presidential elections.

“I want my brother to know that whatever political formations they come up with, this time is the time for him to be president and I commend him for his ability to stand strong,” Kalonzo said.

In his previous public utterances, the  Wiper leader had insisted that he will be the running mate to Raila Odinga in the coming polls.

Addressing journalist recently, Kalonzo appeared to rule out any discussion on the position a move that has caused discomfort among certain Azimio affiliated parties.

“Let us not talk about the obvious. From now henceforth, I think we should avoid discussing the obvious,” Kalonzo said.

It is not an open secret that the running mate slot in the newly formed Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition has caused disunity ahead of the August polls.

Speaking in Nakuru on Saturday, April 9, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui blasted the former vice-president over his demand for the running mate slot yet he was a new entrant in the Azimio formation.

“Tulianza safari wakati wengine hawangekaribia baba, wamekuja juzi  sasa wamekuwa pharisee pale mbele, we are not their by chance but by choice,” Kinyanjui said.

Loosely translated to “We began this journey a long time ago when other people never wanted to associate with Baba (Raila), now they have come and taken front row seat”

Kinyanjui and other Jubilee leaders insisted that the ODM leader Raila Odinga’s presidential running mate must come from the vote-rich region of Mt Kenya.

“We are not blind followers, the region of Mt. Kenya expects nothing short of the deputy president, it doesn’t matter who it is,” Kinyanjui said

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