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Kalonzo wants to face Ruto in 2022 elections

By , People Daily Digital
Monday, September 13th, 2021 09:41 | 2 mins read
Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka
Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka .Photo/courtesy

Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has said that he is ready to battle it out with Deputy President William Ruto for the country’s presidency. 

Appearing in a TV interview on Sunday, September 13, Kalonzo said he isn’t afraid of the DP unlike other leaders who have shown interest in the presidency. 

“The one thing that I would look forward to is being given the opportunity to fight it out with Ruto. I do not know why people are afraid of him, they assume he is kind of a scare thing,” Kalonzo said. 

While arguing that the DP has the constitutional right to campaign for the country’s top seat, Kalonzo noted that the groundswell against Ruto was soaring adding that his wish is to be part of those campaigning against the DP. 

“Ruto has been running alone all along and the ground swell against him is getting very interesting and what I want is be part of that groundswell and not just to face up Ruto but another person who is going for the presidency,” Kalonzo said. 

Backing on the votes from his lower Eastern backyard, Kalonzo highlighted previous general elections where Ukambani residents threw their weight behind Orange Democratic Movement leader (ODM) Raila Odinga stating that he has the numbers needed to run for president comes 2022. 

“I can tell you that the community form which I come from is very solid, when we were in NASA and CORD, the community supported me solidly,” Kalonzo said. 

The Wiper boss further said his political vehicle is on the move to reach Kenyans from every corner of the country arguing that he already knows how to access the vote rich Mt Kenya region.

“For the record, I consider myself a Mt Kenya region personality because I am from the East of that mountain. I intend to climb the mountain from Tharaka Nithi, upwards through Meru by the time I am in Nyeri, people will notice that this country is one,” Kalonzo said. 

Collins Osanya is a multimedia journalist, communications specialist, and creative writer.

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