Mudavadi can’t be Kalonzo’s running mate – Malala

Saturday, January 15th, 2022 20:08 | By
Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malalah. PHOTO/COURTESY
Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malalah. PHOTO/PD/File
Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malalah. PHOTO/COURTESY

Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has poured cold water on a report by the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) technical committee that proposed Kalonzo Musyoka as the flag bearer and Musalia Mudavadi as his running mate.

Malala said there was no way Musalia could be Kalonzo's deputy in the coming election, citing many 'sacrifices' that the ANC leader has made while supporting others to clinch the top seat.

"In 2008, Musalia agreed with Koffi Annan and allowed Raila Odinga to be Prime Minister and Kalonzo as Vice President. In 2017, he backed Raila-Kalonzo ticket.

"It is now time for them to support him in 2022," Malala said on Saturday.

Malala further said Luhya community is the second-largest community in the country compared to Kalonzo's Kamba community.

"There is no way a large river can join a small river. It is the small river that joins the larger river and that's what Kalonzo should do," he added.

Malala revealed what the technical committee had proposed before it was made public.

The technical committee comprises Nambale MP Sakwa Bunyasi, Malala and Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja representing Mudavadi.

Kitui Senator Enock Wambua, Mutula Kilonzo Junior and Fafi MP Abdikarim Ousman who represents Kalonzo while Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa and Ford Kenya Organising Secretary Mandu Mandu represent Moses Wetangula.

Tiaty MP William Kamket on the other hand represents Gideon Moi.

The committee has been meeting in Naivasha and the three OKA principals joined them yesterday.

Musalia did not attend the Naivasha meeting, confirming further a possible split within the alliance.

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