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Friday, March 18, 2022 – Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka has defended his move to support ODM Leader Raila Odinga for the presidency for the third time.
Speaking during a funeral in Machakos, Kalonzo stated that the decision to join Raila’s Azimio La Umoja Movement was meant to ensure that the Kamba community has a stake during the formation of the next administration.
According to Kalonzo, he consulted his party which gave him the green light and blessings to join ODM leader Raila Odinga-led political outfit.
“Joining Azimio wasn’t my own decision, I made consultations. People spoke their minds and decided that we join the ‘three-legged stool’ coalition consisting of OKA, Azimio and Jubilee,” Kalonzo said.
He noted the Kamba community had suffered for long for being out of government and that it was time it formed the next government.
He was accompanied by Machakos woman representative Joyce Kamene, Labor CAS Jackson Kalla, Machakos MP Victor Munyaka and Kiima Kimwe MCA Caleb Mule.
“We took a stand and no one should say I decided even though you have heard them throw shade at me calling me indecisive and also the world’s biggest idiot for supporting Raila. If it was in the past, I would have not have budged,” Kalonzo added.
“Since it has been decided that Raila should be supported, that’s what I will do. I have taken it out of my chest.”
The Wiper leader pleaded with Kamba leaders to back him “for the sake of the region and future prosperity.”
The Kenyan DAILY POST