Without talks Raila and I will be sworn in, Kalonzo tells Uhuru
Kalonzo Musyoka has declared that he and Raila Odinga will be sworn in as leaders of the People’s Republic of Kenya shuold there be no dialogue.
The NASA DP and President candidates have defied Attorney General Githu Muigai’s warning that such a move is punishable by death as it amounts to treason.
Kalonzo returned from Germany, where his wife Pauline was being treated for an unknown illness, on Wednesday and visited the home of the late Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze on Thursday.
Kalonzo left the country shortly after he and ODM leader Raila withdrew from the October 26 presidential re-run, which they said would be rigged in favour of Uhuru.
Accompanied by leaders of his Wiper party, he told the press that Kenya is on its knees due to leadership by Jubilee Party President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto.
“Kenyans came out in large numbers and voted for Raila. NASA won the election on August 8,” he said, contrary to announcement by IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati.
“Tribalism and electoral injustice have halted development so the President should not blame us as we get sworn in. If there will be no dialogue, we must be sworn in.”
NASA principal and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka arrives at the home of the late Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze, December 28, 2017. /COURTESY
Uhuru had rejected dialogue but later seemed to have changed his position. He reached out to the Opposition in his address after the inauguration on November 28.
The former Vice President called on Uhuru to make it his responsibility to unite Kenyans.
“As a President, you’ve been given instruments of power but there are serious legitimacy issues … it is power capture … Uhuru, you have a duty to lead a united country, not make statements asking us to talk to Ruto about 2022 polls.”
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu said they will groom Kalonzo to vie for president in the next general election.
“Kalonzo, please give me the power to go to every village to look for votes for 2022 because this time round, we are not going to play games with the future of Kenya.”
Mwingi North MP Paul Nzengu asked the Wiper leader to call a meeting immediately to ensure the party gets a fair share of slots in NASA.
“While kalonzo was away, we were intimidated and denied critical seats in Parliament. Kindly organise a parliamentary group meeting and address this issue,” he told the NASA principal.