‘I have no deal with Uhuru,’ Kalonzo Musyoka defends new envoy role


'I have no deal with Uhuru,' Kalonzo Musyoka defends new envoy role
Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka during the Thanksgiving ceremony of Joshua Olouwasa at Isinya in Kajiado East. PHOTO | COURTESY

In Summary

  • This comes following his appointment as the new head of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) on peace in South Sudan.
  • The Wiper leader further stated that he did not meet President Kenyatta or decide to work with him with pre-conditions.
  • He added that he embraced the handshake to further and deepen the unity and cohesion of the nation after a sharply divisive political season.

Wiper Democratic Movement party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has refuted claims of having a political deal with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

This comes following his appointment as the new head of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) on peace in South Sudan.

Speaking on Sunday at Isinya in Kajiado East during the thanksgiving ceremony of Wiper party official Joshua Olouwasa, Kalonzo further stated that he did not meet President Kenyatta or decide to work with him with pre-conditions.

He added that he embraced the handshake to further and deepen the unity and cohesion of the nation after a sharply divisive political season.

“I do not have any deal with President Uhuru Kenyatta, I am on the negotiating table, whatever it is we will table it there. My commitment now is building bridges and help in healing this country,” said the Wiper leader.

According to Mr. Musyoka, the country was on the brink of a crisis and there needed to be a political truce and high level of patriotism to cool the tempers and forge a united front for the country.

The National Super Alliance (NASA) co-principal also said he took himself to the negotiating table so that the Kenyans he represents can have a say too in the Building Bridges Initiative.

He stated that after the disputed elections and subsequent swearing in of “two presidents”, there was need for a political solution hence the handshake

“After the handshake, I decided not to be left behind, we joined in the negotiating table to bring Kenyans together, kill tribalism and build bridges to enable even a MaAsai to raise to the Presidency,” he said.

He explained that the “mamba” narrative was coined figuratively to symbolize Kenyans who were killed, maimed and lost property during the struggle.

“Kenyans were killed and maimed during demonstrations… Hon. Robert Mbui and Hon. Anthony Oluoch broke their legs during the struggle, those are the crocodiles we are talking about,” said Mr. Musyoka.

The Wiper boss was flanked by Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku, MPs Daniel Maanzo (Makueni), Julius Mawathe (Embakasi South), Peris Tobiko (Kajiado East) among others.

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