Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka on Tuesday, January 9, slammed NARC Kenya Leader Martha Karua and former Ndaragwa Member of Parliament Jeremiah Kioni over the formation of the Kamwene Leadership Forum.
Speaking in an interview on KTN News, Kalonzo termed Kamwene as an individualistic political policy that would not stand the test of time.
In addition, the Wiper Party Leader advised Karua and Kioni to abandon it in a bid to ensure unity in the Azimio la Umoja Coalition.
“Kamwene is a terrible individualistic political policy,” Kalonzo said in the interview.
“It is dead on arrival. I would advise my friends to abandon it, and we should stick together.”
In her response, however, Karua asked why Kalonzo appeared scared about the front, adding that the former Vice President was constantly dragging the front in all converstations.
“What about kamwene scares my brother Kalonzo Musyoka that he must drag it in every conversation he has?” Karua posed.
Martha Karua and Jeremiah Kioni have been pushing the Kamwene Leadership agenda since 2023- a move that has left some members of the Azimio la Umoja Coalition unsettled.
According to the two leaders, the Kamwene front is meant to provide a platform for championing the interests of people in the Mount Kenya region.
In addition, Jeremiah Kioni in a past interview assured that the caucus would be neutral to give disgruntled voters a landing spot.
Kalonzo to start early campaigns
Further, in the Tuesday interview, Kalonzo reiterated his decision to vie for the presidency in 2027.
Speaking during the interview, Kalonzo said that time was ripe for his candidature noting that Kenyans preferred him as the suited leader to solve the prevailing challenges.
He further hinted at starting early preparations ahead of 2027 to position himself as the ideal candidate in the next elections.
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According to Kalonzo, the Wiper Party will embark on a rigorous recruitment exercise across the country in a bid to strengthen the party.
While referring to the famous “Tanga Tanga” movement associated with President William Ruto, the former Vice President said that his party had resolved to embark on early campaigns until 2027.
“Kenyans want me on the ballot; I am just a face of a struggle. This struggle is so serious that we can’t afford to get it wrong,” he said.
However, the Wiper Party Leader assured that the Coalition was still intact despite the disagreements witnessed after the release of the National Dialogue Committee (NADCO) report.
According to him, leaders including Martha Karua who expressed their dissatisfaction with the report were right in their own way.
He noted that the Coalition will now focus on implementing the recommendations of the NADCO including the reconstitution of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Coalition.