Wiper Democratic Movement Leader and NASA deputy leader Kalonzo Musyoka Monday slammed calls by the diplomatic community asking the NASA leadership to recognize the Presidency of Uhuru Kenyatta.
Addressing supporters from Mavoko constituency who paid him an impromptu visit at the Wiper Offices, Kalonzo said the NASA movement ideology is in the minds and heart of their supporters thus forcing leaders to recognize an illegitimate government would not work.
The Wiper Leader said the diplomatic community cannot push leaders to recognize what was blatant electoral injustice.
Kalonzo says NASA is a people’s driven movement and that its leaders cannot dictate to their supporters what to do nor recognize.
“NASA and NRM is an idea which is in the minds and heart of our people, even if you force Raila and myself to recognize Uhuru, can you force the supporters? Said Kalonzo.
On Sunday, eleven envoys to Kenya called on NASA leader Raila Odinga to recognize the legitimacy of President Uhuru Kenyatta to pave way for dialogue.
The envoys who described Kenya’s democracy as one that is at cross roads further called on President Kenyatta to uphold the rule of law and stop the purge on the media and the Opposition.
Led by US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec, the envoys expressed concern at the recent political activities which include the controversial swearing in of NASA leader Raila Odinga and the subsequent purge on the opposition and the media by the state.
In a statement signed by Godec and other envoys from nations within Europe, the diplomats warned NASA against stoking violence or trying seize power through extra-constitutional means.
While they insist that they will not meddle in Kenya’s internal affairs, the envoys are pushing for an open national conversation meant to address long standing issues afflicting the country and at the same time foster national cohesion.
On matters PSC, Kalonzo mediated for a consensus between Mavoko MP Patrick Makau and Borabu MP Ben Momanyi who where both eyeing the one Wiper slot and it was agreed that Hon. Momanyi will be the Party choice.
Hon. Makau agree to work with Hon. Momanyi for the betterment of the party and promised to continue being loyal to the Party and the Party leader.
While congratulating Hon. Makau, The Wiper Leader said Makau has exuded exemplary leadership and as such a true “general” going forward in 2022.
“Hon. Makau has shown true servant Leadership skills, I promise that going forward, Makau will be my general and we will move across the country together” concluded Kalonzo.
Meanwhile, Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit has said that NASA should wait for another presidential election in 2022 because President Uhuru Kenyatta was legally in office.
Archbishop Sapit said that electioneering period was long overdue in 2017and the country needs a conducive environment for development and services to the people after the new government was formed.
Addressing journalists at St. Paul’s ACK Lodwar Parish, he urged those in government and those in opposition to have dialogue on how to unite Kenyans who are currently divided politically.
The Anglican leader said that Kenya will lag behind in terms of development when it remains in a political mood for long with opposition seeking to have its own President.
He added that the government in place should be on the forefront in promoting national cohesion.
The Archbishop emphasized that political dialogue should be on how electoral laws should be streamlined to ensure a 2022 General Election process is conducted smoothly.
He points out that Kenya doesn’t need dialogue over how it can get a new President because the country has President Uhuru who was sworn in office after his victory was upheld by Supreme Court where it had been challenged.