Kalonzo maintains he will vie for presidency come 2022

Written By: Claire Wanja

Kalonzo spoke amid lamentations from Deputy President William Ruto’s political allies who have decried alleged state intimidation in the ongoing debate around the contentious revenue sharing formula.

Wiper Democratic Movement Leader Hon Kalonzo Musyoka has reiterated that he will be running for the Presidency in 2022.

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Kalonzo says the Wiper Movement is open to coalitions with likeminded parties and that they have been working towards aligning the Party constitution towards the new realities that will be presented by the BBI report.

“I wanted to give the assurance that Wiper will have a presidential candidate in 2022 which is now exactly under two years.” Said Kalonzo.

On Matters COVID-19, the Wiper Leader has urged Kenyans not to relax on the measures the Ministry of Health is advising us in order to contain the pandemic.

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He says Kenyans should avoid their fellow Kenyans who are not masking so that this can enter into the imaginations of Kenyans that we have this invisible enemy amongst us.

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Kalonzo made the remarks at the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation (KMF) offices in Karen during the event to receive Food donation from Wiper Women Democrats led by their Chairperson Hon. Rose Museo towards the KMF Food Basket Initiative.

During the event, Kalonzo led the team in observing a one minute silence as he remembered the late Sammy Mulu Mutisya, the 1st born son of the late Ukambani supremo Mulu Mutisya and the Late Masaku Ngei, the 1st born son of the Late Paul Ngei who passed on 13th and 14th August respectively.

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He prayed to God to give the two families fortitude to bear this great loss and rest the souls of the two departed brothers in eternal peace.

Elsewhere, a Jubilee Party member of parliament allied to Deputy President William Ruto, Mr Peter Lochakapong has castigated senate assembly leaders for intimidating and forcing parliamentarians to support the proposed third generation resource allocation formula.

The Sigor member of Parliament   said the Jubilee senate leaders had failed after the formula   failed to pass in the senate assembly eight times.

Speaking in his constituency on Friday while inspecting development projects, the MP cited that   senate majority leader Mr Samuel Poghisyo and Majority whip Irungu Kangata have failed to convince leaders to support the formula.

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Lochapong called on the Jubilee team to make talks and accept everyone’s opinion.

Mr.  Lochakapong said that despite West Pokot being among counties that will benefit from the proposed funds and resource allocation formula but the leaders should mind about other Kenyans who will not benefit.

He argued that there should be win win agreement so that no County can lose its allocation.

The legislator cited that some areas in the Country are more developed than others.

The legislator also hit out at   Jubilee Vice Chairperson David Murathe over his support for former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in 2022.


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