I stand a bet­ter chance to un­seat Uhuru – Kalonzo

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics General -

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka (pic­tured) yes­ter­day con­cluded his two­day tour of Nyamira and Kisii coun­ties. He said he stands a bet­ter chance to be elected Pres­i­dent next year if he is picked the Cord flag­bearer. Kalonzo said he has 28 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the public ser­vice “I’m the best per­son who can send Ju­bilee home. I have worked with re­tired Pres­i­dents Moi and Kibaki as the For­eign min­is­ter. I also served in other ca­pac­i­ties,” Kalonzo said. ODM leader Raila Odinga, Moses We­tang’ula of Ford Kenya and him­self are hop­ing to be picked Cord’s pres­i­den­tial flag­bearer. Cord will name its pres­i­den­tial can­di­date early next year. Kalonzo said he is hope­ful Raila and We­tang’ula will back him. He said Ju­bilee should be sent home for fail­ing to ad­dress prob­lems af­fect­ing Kenyans, among them cor­rup­tion, trib­al­ism, nepo­tism and in­se­cu­rity. “They have failed to unite Kenyans. Kenya has 42 tribes but we only hear of only two,” he said. Kalonzo spoke when he ad­dressed a lead­ers’ meet­ing at St Vin­cent Pas­toral Cen­tre in Kisii town. He later held ral­lies at the Kisii bus park and the Daraja Mbili market. He crit­i­cised Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto for al­legedly us­ing “cor­ruptly ac­quired” money to woo op­po­si­tion MPs. “He is us­ing the Eurobond money to woo op­po­si­tion mem­bers. Re­cently, I handed over five MPs from Ukam­bani to Ju­bilee. We are not swayed by the move,” Kalonzo said. As the Wiper leader drummed up sup­port for him­self, Raila was in Ny­acheki ward, where he cam­paigned for the party’s can­di­date in to­mor­row’s by-elec­tion.

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