Cherargei, a close ally of the President opined that by attending the 59th Mashujaa Day fate, the Wiper leader had pledged his loyalty to the Kenya Kwanza Government.
As such, the Nandi said, “Kalonzo should be appointed to be the special envoy on peace to replace Rtd President Uhuru Kenyatta who is busy with Azimio-OKA activities.”
However, speaking during a church service at AIC Kitui Township in Kitui County, the Head of State revealed that the former Vice President turned down a Kenya Kwanza job offer.
While referring to Kalonzo as his ‘big brother’ the president on Sunday, October 23, said he was willing to work with him but Kalonzo preferred to be the official opposition leader, a role that Raila Odinga has played for decades.
“Kalonzo is my big brother. I am ready to work with him. I asked him to join me and form the government but he told me that he wants to try the opposition first,” President Ruto said.
On his part, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua urged other Ukambani leaders to help him persuade Kalonzo to join the Kenya Kwanza administration.
The second in command said they don’t understand Kalonzo because they have tried to absorb him but the more they bring him closer, the more he goes back to the opposition.
“We have no problem with Kalonzo, we are waiting for him. You are the ones to decide what you will do with him because we don’t understand him. The truth is that we looked for him and when we try to convince him to join us he goes back to the opposition,” Gachagua said.