Kalonzo vows to stay in NASA even if he is not picked as its flag bearer

Wiper leader, Kalonzo Musyoka vows to stay in the new opposition coalition, National Super Alliance (NASA) even if he is not picked as its presidential candidate.

 

Kalonzo was speaking on Saturday in Bomet county during the official welcoming of the Bomet governor, Isaac Rutto to the Super Alliance outfit.

Kalonzo who was flanked by several opposition leaders said he has sacrificed before and is ready to sacrifice his presidential ambitions again.

“Yeye na mimi tuliwekwa minister of finance na mzee moi, Lakini sasa tumerudiana tena mpaka tuokee Kenya bila kujali nani anabeba bendera, watu wa Kenya ndo wataibeba wao wenyewe hili tuokee Kenya”

(Translation:  “me and my brother here (Musalia Mudavadi served in the same government of Daniel Moi under the ministry of finance, but we are now united again in saving this country without caring who becomes the presidential candidate, Kenyans themselves will choose who becomes the flag bearer and save our country”

The African Dignitary Man of the Year, 2016 has however in the past claimed that it was his 'time now' to be the opposition president candidate, since he has been patient enough.

"My brother Raila Odinga knows too well the rich sacrifices some of us have been making for him in the past and it's time he reciprocated," Kalonzo has been quoted before saying.

It  is largely expected that either Raila Odinga or Musalia Mudavadi may be chosen as NASA flag bearer, effectively pushing Kalonzo to the role of second fiddle for the second time

Kalonzo is also under pressure from his community, since some Kamba leaders fill frustrated after being in the opposition for long  without ascending to power.

“Kambas must get prepared to be in the next government. Our people must not line up to vote and find themselves in the losing side once again,”  Machakos member of parliament, Victor Munyaka once said, before he and other leaders from the region joined the Jubilee party.

After the weekend rally, NASA now faces a head ache on who will be its presidential candidate since if all parties don’t agree, the only viable opposition coalition hoping to face off with Jubilee party will be dead before it even kicks off.

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