A group calling itself Kitui professionals have warned Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka against working with Raila Odinga again, ahead of 2022 polls.The leaders claim all indications show the ODM leader is likely to run for the top seat in 2022.
While speaking in Mwingi town on Sunday, the group said Raila could not be banked on for support in 2022.
”We would expect Raila to support Kalonzo for the presidency because he (Kalonzo) has supported him twice for the presidency. However, we are telling our leader not to bank on Raila’s support,” said the groups leader Campbell Munyambu.
Kalonzo Musyoka last week during a televised interview with one of the local T stations confirmed he will run for presidency in 2022 and nothing will stop him this time.
“I will not only be a candidate but a formidable candidate and one who is poised to win,” Kalonzo said during the Point Blank show.
The group said Kalonzo was the most strategic person to take over from president Kenyatta and urged the Wiper leader to work closely with the president in order to gain his trust and support, adding that it was a waste of time supporting Raila again.
“We have supported Raila severally and he lost. People are now fatigued with his ambitions, it would be a waste of time to support him again because his support base has dwindled significantly,” Munyambu said.
Some voices from Kalonzo’s backyard and even within the Wiper party have been urging Kalonzo to consider picking a running mate from central Kenya in order to improve his chances at the ballot.
The Wiper leader has also been urged to work closely with Kanu party leader and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi who has a formidable influence in Rift Valley region.While accompanying Mr Moi for a fundraiser in Muthale, Kitui County recently, Kalonzo said his party and Kanu were considering a political merger ahead of 2022 presidential elections. He said that former president Daniel Moi had prevailed upon him to work closely with President Kenyatta and the Baringo senator.
“The senior Moi told me to work very closely with Gideon and president Uhuru. Soon you are going to see a merger between Kanu and Wiper,” Kalonzo said.
At the same function,Gideon said he and Kalonzo were like-minded and had shown commitment to fighting some of the ills dogging the country such as runaway corruption.