Azimio Coalition co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka says they now recognize William Ruto as President, after months of the opposition coalition refusing to legitimise the current administration following the hotly contested August 2022 polls.
Speaking yesterday when he attended the burial of nominated Taita Taveta MCA Constance Mwandawiro in Voi, Kalonzo, who co-chairs the National Dialogue Committee alongside Kenya Kwanza’s Kimani Ichung’wah, said President Ruto has shown maturity and commitment to the ongoing bipartisan talks despite the deputy president’s opposition.
”We are going to call everybody to order. And nobody is going to stop these discussions. On that part I must congratulate the President because he has put his foot down anasema mazungumzo iendelee. Na kwa sababu ya kuonyesha msimamo huo, ata na sisi tunazidi kumtambua,” Kalonzo Musyoka said.
“Because of his stand, we recognise him and we will wait for the next time because who knows? God’s plans may be with us next,” he added.
The Wiper Democratic Movement leader went ahead to castigate DP Gachagua on his recent remarks where he dismissed the talks, saying nothing will come out of the ongoing Azimio and Kenya Kwanza negotiations.
“President Ruto’s deputy attended a funeral in Ukambani and what he said there has left residents wondering what kind of leader he is, ” he noted.
The bipartisan talks between the government and the opposition kicked off on Friday after the technical teams agreed on the issues to be discussed.
The National Dialogue Committee (NADCO) co-chaired by National Assembly Leader of Majority Kimani Ichung’wa and Azimio la Umoja’s Kalonzo Musyoka announced a day earlier that it had finally adopted a framework that will guide the talks, signaling a non-contested approach to the issues.