August 9

Kaloki stays put, vows to support Raila despite Kalonzo’s move

Thursday, May 19th, 2022 12:06 | By
Philip Kaloki. PHOTO/Courtesy
Philip Kaloki. PHOTO/Courtesy

Nairobi Azimio la Umoja deputy governor designate Philip Kaloki now says he will continue to support Raila Odinga's presidential bid despite his Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka pulling out of the coalition.

Kaloki said the Wiper party had not officially announced any other presidential candidate apart from Raila.

"Because of the coalition agreement that is there, my presidential candidate at the moment is Rt. Hon. Raila Amollo Odinga, that's the candidate that we are supporting.

"We don't have any directions contrary to this position," Kaloki said on K24 TV on Thursday morning.

Polycarp Igathe and Philip Kaloki. PHOTO/Courtesy
Polycarp Igathe and Philip Kaloki. PHOTO/Courtesy

He said Raila enjoys massive support in Nairobi and he was going to campaign for him to be Kenya's fifth president.

"What we are doing at the moment is supporting the former Prime Minister (Raila) to be the fifth president of this country and Nairobi is a county whereby I'm running as deputy governor. The majority of our voters are also supporting Baba," he stated.

Kaloki unveiled as Igathe's deputy

Kaloki was unveiled as Polycarp Igathe's running mate last month under Azmio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition Party lineup for the Nairobi Governor seat.

Kalonzo on the other hand bolted out of the coalition on Monday after he failed to clinch the running mate position.

Kalonzo Musyoka, Philip Kaloki's party leader, speaking at the SKM Command Centre in Karen. PHOTO/Courtesy
Kalonzo Musyoka speaking at the SKM Command Centre in Karen. PHOTO/Courtesy

Speaking at SKM Command Centre, Kalonzo said Raila had betrayed him and there was no way he was going to support his presidential bid.

"If there is no faith, you can't do business. For how long will we sacrifice and even if we sacrifice, they mess up," Kalonzo said.

He subsequently launched his presidential bid and unveiled Andrew Sunkuli as his running mate.

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