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Kalonzo presents nomination papers to Wiper, dismisses NASA split

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka after being handed the clearance certificate paving way for him to contest the presidency on Thursday, March 16, 2017. /DENNIS KAVISU
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka after being handed the clearance certificate paving way for him to contest the presidency on Thursday, March 16, 2017. /DENNIS KAVISU

Kalonzo Musyoka on Thursday presented his papers for nomination as Wiper presidential flag bearer.

He said this is a step towards clinching the NASA presidential ticket to face off with Jubilee's President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The Wiper leader also reaffirmed that he is the opposition coalition to stay, dismissing talk that he plans to bolt out.

The outfit is said to be in turmoil and is facing an acrimonious split that could hand victory to Uhuru.

Deep animosity, rivalry and mistrust among partners - ODM, ANC, Ford Kenya, and Wiper - are feared can explode soon.

National Assembly Minority Leader Francis Nyenze's wants the 2013 MoU Kalonzo signed with ODM leader Raila Odinga honoured.

The legislator says this will allow Kalonzo fly the opposition flag during the August 8 polls.

More on this: NASA facing split over Raila, Kalonzo MoU

"We are in NASA to stay. We now are more hopeful that this will help us clinch the NASA ticket to face Jubilee at the ballot," he said.

"All NASA principals have parties that they head. So, do not be deceived that my being Wiper flag bearer will cause any rift in the alliance," Kalonzo said after he was cleared by the party's national elections board.

Also read: 'Desperate' Jubilee behind fake script naming Kalonzo Nasa flag bearer - ODM

Kalonzo was accompanied by Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana, Mombasa Senator Omar Hassan, and other Wiper leaders.

He said he will comment on the allegations of violation of funds at the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation once he receives proof from the NGO board.

Read: Musyoka Foundation served with ‘proof’ of funds violation


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