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Kalonzo wants President Uhuru to lead Azimo coalition, not Raila

by Amos Khaemba

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to take the leadership of the Azimio-One Kenya Alliance Coalition ahead of the August 9 General Election.

Speaking on Saturday, February 27 at KICC during the Jubilee National Delegates Convention, Kalonzo seemed to rule out the possibility of the ODM leader Raila Odinga being the overall leader of the new coalition.

Kalonzo revealed how difficult it was for the One Kenya Alliance team to empress the idea of joining Azimio.

“We will walk this journey with you. It took us time to accept the name Azimio-One Kenya Alliance but we have to give and take. We cannot afford to lose this election,” Kalonzo said.

“I give you my promise and that of OKA that we are together in this journey but will negotiate structured dialogue honest conversation, correcting even historic imbalances because the building is easy anywhere and propose President Uhuru takes leadership of that coalition,” Kalonzo said.

The Wiper leader at the same time gave the clearest hint that he will support the ODM leader Raila Odinga as the Azimio presidential candidate even though lamenting at people accusing him of being indecisive.

“Why are people blaming me, coming up with incredible headlines that ‘the indecisive kingmaker’ why don’t they blame Gideon and Cyrus,” the Wiper leader wondered.

“Some of us have made sacrifices before, tremendous sacrifices, I have even been branded names. This is not the time of name-calling this is the time to build one solid East African nation, a proud nation,” Kalonzo added.

Speaking at the same event, the former prime minister avoided talking about the Azimio leadership only saying that President Uhuru still has the capacity to work for Kenyans in other capacities.

 “Whatever will happen there will be change and continuation in government. Therefore, Uhuru is here as a Kenyan. He has a right to leave and even if he is not the president, he is very capable to work for the people of Kenya in other capacities,” said Raila

From the speech of the Wiper leader, it seems he is yet to belief in the leadership of Raila whom he has accused in the past of not fulfing his promises.

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