The lawmaker urged the former vice president who is eying to be Raila’s running mate in this year’s polls to be strong and able to make decisions on his own without being influenced by others.
“If I choose my leader, I would not want to have a cry baby that every time needs pampering. A leader should be strong and stand by their decision,” Sabina Chege said.
The former Foreign Affairs Minister had earlier threatened not to face the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya seven-member panel interviewing candidates for the position of running mate.
“I want to tell all Kenyans that I will not attend the said process. I find the entire thing demeaning to my person and will therefore distance myself from it,” Kalonzo said.
The Wiper leader made the remarks after a section of leaders allied to Kenya Kwanza which is led by Deputy President William Ruto had said that subjecting Kalonzo to the running mate interview is humiliating him.
“Though we are competitors, to subject Kalonzo to some humiliating ‘interview’ is impunity. We must unite to eliminate the culture of political deceit, the hallmark of some politicians. Whatever the circumstances every leader deserves some dignity and respect. Heshima si utumwa.” William Ruto said in a Tweet.
But speaking on Spice Radio on Wednesday, May 4, the vocal Jubilee party legislator emphasized the importance of vetting hopefuls interested in deputizing Raila in the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition at the August 9 polls.
Sabina further warned Kalonzo against falling for the Kenya Kwanza’s trap to give the Azimio panel a wide berth.
“Once Kalonzo moves out from the talks they have with ODM leader Raila Odinga, people behind him have specifics that are one thing or the other,” she said.