Church leaders from the Ukambani region have joined the push to have the Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka named the presidential running mate to the ODM leader Raila Odinga.

Speaking during a prayer meeting in Wote, Makueni County on Sunday, May 8, Peter Mwangangi, chairman of the Ukambani pastor’s forum, vowed to cast a spell on any leader from the community who is opposed to Kalonzo’s deputy presidents ambition.

The men of God further warmed the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya presidential candidate that he stands to lose the August election to Deputy President William Ruto if he fails to pick the Wiper leader as his deputy.

“We joined Azimio because of Kalonzo. We have told Odinga to pick him as his running mate because he is the most experienced. Otherwise, he will be defeated by Deputy President William Ruto,” Mwangangi said.

Speaking at the event, the former Vice President, acknowledged the desire of the church leaders for him to deputize the ODM leader in the coming August polls.

The Wiper leader insisted that he is the best-qualified candidate and further warned the Azimio One Kenya coalition to treaty the Kamba community carefully.

“The excitement which greeted our caravan as we headed towards Mombasa told me that the people are ready to ensure that the journey myself and Raila started in 2013 and 2017 gets to its destination in 2022. It was a useful journey.

“We were committed to ending poverty in this country and safeguarding the freedom of worship. When you hear Bishop Mwangangi speak so firmly know that something is wrong. And it must be resolved. Kamba’s and Kenyans must be treated fairly,” Musyoka said.