Kalonzo advises Ruto on the deputy president's position

Kalonzo explained why there has only been 4 presidents and 11 deputies

Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka with MPs Gideon Ndambuki and Daniel Maanzo

Kalonzo noted that the deputy president's post attracts vicious attacks from opponents who may not want to see the deputy succeed the incumbent.

"I was the 10th vice president, yet we have only four presidents. The position is really a slippery business.

"When you hold that office, you are severely fought, pulled down, dragged all over and all other dangerous [campaigns] just to bar you from inheriting the presidency," Kalonzo noted.

Political Realignments

Kalonzo was speaking in Teso North constituency where he had been invited to help raise funds for the Kolait Catholic parish.

The newly appointed special UN envoy further warned politicians to brace themselves for major political alignments in the running to 2022.

He urged leaders to, however, focus on development goals before proceeding to politics.

"There is enough time for political realignments as the country gears up for the 2022 General Election, however at the moment the electorate deserve better service," Kalonzo stated.

Leaders from the Ukambani region have demanded that President Uhuru Kenyatta support Kalonzo's bid for the presidency come 2022 as an act of loyalty.

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