I am in Azimio to stay- Kalonzo

Sunday, August 21st, 2022 19:15 | By
Kalonzo in Azimio to stay
Kalonzo campaigns in Kitui county on June 17, 2022. PHOTO/Kalonzo Musyoka(@skmusyoka)/Twitter.

Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has rubbished claims of alleged plans to join Kenya Kwanza Alliance following the coalition's victory in the just-concluded presidential election.

Kalonzo, a member of the Azimio One Kenya coalition, affirmed on Sunday, August 21, that he is in the Raila Odinga-led faction to stay.

He maintained that Azimio will challenge the declaration of Kenya Kwanza flag bearer William Ruto as President-elect in court tomorrow.

"I think those who are saying I have plans to join Kenya Kwanza are wishful thinkers, and you all know where we are going, we are going to pursue them in the Supreme Court," Kalonzo said. 

Rumours surfaced on Saturday that Kalonzo was on his way to Ruto's camp, following calls by a section of Kitui residents, who urged the Wiper boss to join the winning team.

But Kalonzo insists that the August 9 election was marred by irregularities and should be quashed by the Supreme Court.

Kalonzo faults Chebukati

Speaking during a church service in Donholm, Nairobi, Kalonzo also faulted the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati for postponing planned elections in Mombasa and Kakamega counties.

"As far as I am concerned, the lawyer in me tells me that this general election is not over. What is happening in Mombasa, Kakamega and the four constituencies?

"I have never seen a situation where the body charged with elections ends up shortchanging the whole country. It is arguable that no general election has taken place. The constitution never anticipated that there would be such a by-election," Kalonzo stated.

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