Kalonzo Musyoka : I’m not joining Azimio

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has revisited the Memorandum of Understanding agreement signed between him and ODM leader Raila Odinga. In his address today, Kalonzo said that it must be on the basis of current negotiations to have One Kenya Alliance support Azimio la Umoja movement. One Kenya Alliance comprises of Wiper party, KANU, NARC-K, UDP and current Chama Cha Kazi. One Kenya Alliance had hinted a working agreement between OKA and the Azimio la Umoja movement but today Kalonzo Musyoka has come out with fresh demands from the Azimio la Umoja side.

Wiper party leader has urged Raila Odinga to honour the 2017 NASA coalition agreement. Kalonzo revealed the 2017 deal that Raila Odinga would be presidential coalition agreement while Kalonzo as his running mate for one term. Then 2022 would be the turn of Kalonzo to be the head. The 2017 agreement reads “This agreement will remain valid until the 2022 elections whether or not NASA wins the 2017 Presidential elections,”. “Principal H (Raila) agrees to serve one term and publicly endorse Principal Q (Kalonzo) as a presidential candidate for 2022.”

Kalonzo Musyoka : I'm not joining Azimio
Kalonzo Musyoka with President Uhuru during the Jubilee NDC at KICC

In his address, Kalonzo Musyoka accused Raila Odinga of breaching the agreement. He said that Raila odinga declaring himself as the presidential candidate has already breached the existing agreement. Kalonzo Musyoka he is ready for fresh negotiations with ODM leader Raila Odinga ahead of the polls but a lot of caution this time round.

The 2017 pact between Kalonzo and Raila still binds them which would see Raila endorse him for presidency and that will be the basis of their negotiations going forward. Kalonzo said “As we begin the fresh round of political negotiation in our country I have been compelled to release this document due to the often said statement that I am an indecisive kingmaker and that I would be. A fool a third time to support Odinga”.

Kalonzo Musyoka : I'm not joining Azimio
Kalonzo Musyoka during a press briefing on Tuesday

Should Raila Odinga have emerged as President in 2017, he was entitled for one term then back Kalonzo Musyoka in 2022 polls as presidential candidate. Kalonzo has said he is open for negotiations to President Uhuru’s input in the negotiations to come as he is the head of state and will remain so even after his tenure. He has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to take lead of the current ongoing negotiations as he thinks he is right and proper and has sense of authority.

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