Kalonzo’s chopper makes emergency landing in Narok after mechanical glitch
Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka was on Sunday, July 3, 2022, forced to temporarily suspend his journey to Homa Bay for hours after the chopper he was travelling in developed a mechanical problem.
In a statement shared on Facebook a few minutes to 2:00 pm, Kalonzo said the helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in Suswa within Narok County after a technical glitch.
The former Vice President was on his way to attend the Azimio One Kenya coalition rallies in Homa Bay County.
He confirmed that the problem had been resolved and he was on his way to join Azimio coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga for a series of political activities in the Nyanza region.
"Off to join my brother Raila Odinga and the Azimio-One Kenya team in Homabay County after a technicality that forced us to land in Suswa and delayed for some hours. The Buffalo is ready," Kalonzo captioned a video of him in a chopper en route to Homa Bay.
The mechanical glitch was first reported by Kalonzo's wiper ally Andrew Sunkuli who was in a different helicopter.
"I am here now to represent and pass the greetings of the Wiper leader Kalonzo. He was on his way here but the chopper he was travelling in experienced a small problem. But he will catch up with us in the course of the day," Sunkuli said in Homa Bay.
The Azimio team is expected to host a series of rallies in Homa Bay to drum up support for Raila, who will be taking a fifth stab at the presidency in the polls slated for August 9.
Yesterday, Raila was in Siaya County where he urged residents to adopt the six-piece mode of voting as part of efforts to enhance the formation of a stable government if he wins the presidency.