President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Friday, March 18, hosted for a dinner party by former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka at his residence.
In the meeting that was also attended by Kenya African National Union (KANU) Chairman and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, it is reported that Uhuru’s visit was an appreciation of Kalonzo’s decision to shelve his Presidential ambition and support ODM leader Raila Odinga.
It is also believed that Uhuru, during the meeting that lasted for five hours, was meant to clear the air and end any misunderstanding within the grand coalition following Kalonzo’s confusing utterances after signing a pact with Azimio.
In an interview leading to the meeting, the Wiper Party leader affirmed that his agreement with Raila was solid adding that he was ready to serve as the ODM leader’s running mate in the August polls.
From left Kalonzo Musyoka Uhuru Kenyatta (center) and Gideon Moi at the Wiper Party leader’s Karen residence on Friday, March 18, 2022.
“Have you ever heard of unconditional love? That is what God gave us. I announced to the whole world from Jacaranda, Raila Odinga tosha mara ya tatu (Raila Odinga is enough for the third time).
“If however, my brother (Raila), in consultation with other friends, decides that I would deputise him, I would gladly do so because we have a lot of unfinished business,” he stated.
His affirmations come in the backdrop of demands by his allies who argued that they would not settle for anything short of a running mate position.
Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo noted that Kalonzo had taken the high road despite a 2017 agreement between the duo that Raila would support Kalonzo’s 2022 Presidential ambitions.
“We, the Wiper Party members, have fought so that Kalonzo becomes a Presidential contender because when did the 2017 campaigns, we had agreed with Raila Odinga that Kalonzo will be the Presidential contender.
“Since Kalonzo loves Kenya, he agreed that Raila should be the Presidential contender. Since the negotiations are still ongoing, we want (Kalonzo) to be given the chance to deputise Raila Amolo Odinga,” stated Kilonzo.
His sentiments were corroborated by Makueni MP Dan Maanzo.
“In the Azimio movement, we recognise Raila Odinga as the President and should recognise Kalonzo as his deputy. Let’s talk about the rest later,” he stated.
Kalonzo had, earlier, made statements suggesting that he did not understand the details of the agreement he entered into with the Azimio team.
Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka speaks at Jubilee’s NDC on Saturday, February 26, 2022