Wiper Party to meet over Kalonzo’s 2022 bid

Written By: Asha Mwana Khamisi/KNA
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The Wiper Party will Tuesday meet for deliberations ahead of the 2022 State House race.

In a statement, the party said the main theme of the meeting would be the 2022 State House race and having Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka as the opposition coalition flag bearer.

It also said it would discuss the move by Musyoka to miss last week’s oath taking with NASA leader Raila Odinga, but not as the main agenda of the meeting.

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The Wiper Party meeting comes amidst speculation that the no-show by Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi of Amani National Congress, and Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula was a sign of a definite shift away from Odinga ahead of 2022.

Elsewhere, Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi has nominated 21 officers to fill vacant positions in his administration.

The list released on Monday includes the governor’s close confidants and individuals who supported him during the gubernatorial race James Mathenge and James Mwangi.

Mathenge is set to fill the vacant position of Health CEC while Mwangi has been named as the Chief Officer in charge of sports, youths and culture.

Another notable appointment is Rose Maitai who takes over as  director of protocol and liaison in the governors office. James  Githiri and Esther Wahome also found their way to the county government after they lost in last year’s election.

Former County Commissioner Karanja Njora has been nominated to the vacant position of County Secretary.

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