Kalonzo takes time off, goes to his Tseikuru home for reflection

Thursday, May 19th, 2022 18:08 | By
Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka. PHOTO/Twitter
Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka. PHOTO/Twitter

Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has resorted back to the village to take some time off the city and politics.  

Kalonzo on his social media shared photos from a farm noting that it’s time for him to recollect his thoughts and reflect.

“It’s been a while; time for reflection,” he tweeted.

This comes days after his hasty exit from the Azimio la Umoja -One Kenya coalition and the announcement of his presidential bid in August 9 polls.

Kalonzo, who had demanded to be named as Raila’s running mate ahead of the August election, announced he was withdrawing from the coalition party and seeking the top seat with Andrew Sunkuli as his running mate.

Yesterday, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Azimio-One Kenya Alliance flag bearer Raila Odinga reportedly met Kalonzo in frantic efforts to mend their severed relations and get him back to the fold.

During their meeting at the Mombasa State House, Kalonzo reportedly tabled fresh demands to be met before he could change his mind.

Among the conditions, sources said, was that the seat Raila offered him - that of Chief Cabinet Secretary - would be entrenched in the coalition agreement.

On Monday, Raila said he would nominate Kalonzo for the seat although the offer is not captured in the agreement the coalition deposited with the Registrar of Political Parties.

In addition, Kalonzo is also said to have demanded a bigger share of the government “cake” should Azimio form the next government. In a tweet, Nzioka Waita, one of the aspirants for the Machakos governor seat, indicated that Kalonzo had been promised 20 per cent of Cabinet and Government appointments, 1,500km of roads, new dams and water infrastructure and three-level six hospitals among other goods meant for the lower Easter region, which has more than 1.6 million voters.

“These promises are not Kalonzo’s property to walk away with on our behalf,” Waita said, indicating that it was in the region’s interest for the former Vice-President to remain in the coalition.

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