QUOTES

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

2007: “I was born here. I grew up in West­lands for the first 18 years of my life. It is true that there are places that I haven’t been to for 15 or so years, but ev­ery time I go there now, it is as though I have al­ways been there. I still have an in­stinct for these places. And as far as the slums go, I will ad­mit that they aren’t the kind of en­vi­ron­ment I grew up in, but, as al­ways with the hu­man con­di­tion, one can em­pathise … one can lis­ten and learn. A good leader can recog­nise the chal­lenges of his peo­ple and see how to work with them to­wards use­ful so­lu­tions.”

2016: “I have never given Evans Kidero a rea­son not to have me as his deputy as we have no fric­tion since we work to­gether. The ques­tion of ap­pear­ing to­gether in pub­lic with Kidero is a non­is­sue, since there is an equal divi­sion of tasks be­tween the two of us. I am not power-hun­gry and I can­not en­gage in a fight with my boss.”

2016: “We wanted to tell Kalonzo Musyoka that we must re­main united. We must field a sin­gle can­di­date in ev­ery elec­tive zone. We are seek­ing his sup­port in en­sur­ing the unity of the coali­tion re­mains.”

2016: “The group that went to State House was not gen­uine be­cause they did not in­volve Kalonzo Musyoka. They auc­tioned our com­mu­nity and went there to front per­sonal in­ter­ests. Kalonzo is the undis­puted leader of the Ukam­bani re­gion and is ripe and ex­pe­ri­enced to lead the coun­try.”

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