Former Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Chairman and Makueni Gubernatorial Aspirant Prof. Philip Kaloki has reacted following the Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s move to join the Azimio la Umoja coalition and back Raila Odinga for president.
Speaking to Mauvoo News after addressing Boda Boda operators in Kambu, Makueni, Kaloki said that what is important is peace and development for Kenyans and Kalonzo made the move for peace and unity to reign in the country.
“Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has earlier today joined the Azimio la Umoja and he has confirmed he will be supporting Raila Odinga. This is a good move to ensure there is peace in the country. Kalonzo is a peaceful man,” Kaloki said.
He also noted that the Kamba community wants to be in the government after the August 9 elections and the Azimio la Umoja team will definitely take over the government from President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“We, as the Akamba community have been outside the government for a long time. We want to be in the government in the coming general elections. That can only be achieved if we join Raila Odinga’s camp and we are glad that is what Kalonzo has done earlier today,” he added.
The Wiper party leader Saturday dropped his presidential bid and noted that he would be supporting ODM leader Raila Odinga in the presidential race for the third time.
Speaking at KICC on Saturday, March 12, President Uhuru Kenyatta praised Kalonzo Musyoka for putting aside his political ambitions in favor of the ODM leader.
“There are those who are able like Kalonzo, but he has put his ambitions aside to support Raila. We thank him. Let us all clap for him,” Uhuru said.
Raila, who also spoke at the Azimio launch in KICC, said that the two had unresolved issues but that was now a thing of the past.
“My brother (Kalonzo) and I had some issues but we have talked and shook hands. We have decided we will walk together,” Raila said.