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Kalonzo questions Makau Mutua’s integrity in his deal with Raila

Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 18:06 | By
Prof. Makau Mutua and ODM leader Raila Odinga. PHOTO/COURTESY

Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has questioned the integrity of US-based lawyer Makau Mutua who witnessed the signing of their political pact with ODM leader Raila Odinga in 2017.

Musyoka accused Mutua of failing to convene a meeting to broker a coalition deal with the former premier having in mind their National Super Alliance (Nasa) deal.

"I have tried twice to have Prof. Makau Mutua convene a meeting between me and my brother Raila Odinga in his capacity as the depository of this most important document. On his part, Prof. Makau stands in breach of his obligation under the agreement since he has already joined Odinga’s campaign team,” said Musyoka.

By accepting nomination by ODM to run as president for the 5th time, Musyoka maintained that Odinga has committed an irreparable material breach of their 2017 agreement in which Odinga was to support his bid to become the next president in 2022.

The Wiper leader insisted that while he is ready to work with Odinga after a longstanding fallout, Odinga must first honour the 2017 pre-election deal that the two had entered and that Prof Makau played a role.

The former vice president who spoke at Kalonzo Musyoka Command Centre insisted that if he was to enter a political pact with Odinga, the negotiations must be structured to avoid bias and breach.

According to the 2017 agreement between the two which he tabled today, Odinga was supposed to stand down for him this year whether or not he won the election.

“My brother has the option of abiding by the terms of this live binding, legal agreement and thereby emerging as a true, national, regional and indeed continental democratic hero,” Musyoka stated.

He reiterated that he was ready and willing to lead the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) in negotiations with Azimio la Umoja on the basis of the 2017 agreement he separately negotiated with Odinga away from the National Super Alliance deal.

“Odinga chooses to act in utter defiance and repudiation of the agreement and thereby compounding the trust deficit,” Musyoka said.

He maintained that President Uhuru Kenyatta was, in his personal capacity, at liberty to support either Odinga or him but insisted that the grand coalition party delegates should be allowed to make the final decision on who between the two should be the final flagbearer.

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