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Don't give ultimatums, Kalonzo tells Malala over Raila link

Said Malala is young and couldn't understand the bringing together of a country.

In Summary

• Malala said as OKA they will only support one of the principals among them - Moses Wetang'ula, Gideon Moi , Musalia Mudavadi or Kalonzo.

• He said Raila had frustrated them during the NASA days and they will not support him.

OKA leaders In Bungoma
OKA Leaders OKA leaders In Bungoma
Image: JOHN NALIANYA

Sharp divisions emerged during the OKA rallies in Bungoma county as ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi's and Ford Kenya Moses Wetang'ula's allies questioned the bromance between Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

In a veiled attack on Kalonzo, three legislators from ANC and Ford Kenya said his association with Raila was suspect and OKA will not accept Raila's presidential candidature.

Speaking at Bungoma bus park, Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala questioned why Kalonzo had invited Raila to the Wiper NDC yet thy were competitors and were running against him.

"I was surprised that our brother Kalonzo invited our main competitor to grace his occasion which he was being given mandate to run as president by his party ," said Malala.

Malala said as OKA they will only support one of the principals among them - Moses Wetang'ula, Gideon Moi , Musalia Mudavadi or Kalonzo.

He said Raila had frustrated them during the NASA days and they will not support him.

"If you are thinking of working with Odinga then forget because we want to assure you some of us will walk out ," said Malala .

Malala accused Kalonzo of playing other OKA principals and meeting Odinga at night.

"As a man you can't have a wife who walks with another man and when asked he says they are just friends only to get them red-handed in romantic and compromising positions ," said Malala .

His sentiments were echoed by Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa who is also the Ford Kenya Secretary general together with Kabuchai MP Majimbo Kalasinga who is also a Ford Kenya MP.

" Our brother Kalonzo while we respect you , I want to tell you here in the open that we associate with what Malala has said that we will not accept supporting Raila anymore," said Kalasinga .

Kalasinga added that OKA principals had all it takes to clinch the presidency and won't support anyone else .

Wamalwa said Raila through his ODM party had frustrated Wetang'ula and himself by 'snatching' house positions.

" We are saying we won't go back and we will not support Odinga ," Wamalwa said .

Kalonzo however took issue with Malala saying he was very young and couldn't understand the bringing together of a country .

" I will excuse Malala because he is a small boy and doesn't understand what bringing together a country entails," said Kalonzo

The Wiper leader questioned Malala's ultimatums saying they wrong .

" Don't give us ultimatums as long as we are doing the right thing ,unless you have been sent by the wheelbarrow guys ,"said Kalonzo

The divisions depicted that ANC and Ford Kenya were not comfortable working with Odinga

While attending Wiper's NDC, Raila hinted that he could work with Kalonzo Musyoka in future .

Musyoka has been in the past  two elections been the running mate of Raila.

Wiper leader kalonzo musyoka and Fordkenya Leader Moses wetangula in Bungoma
weta kalonzo Wiper leader kalonzo musyoka and Fordkenya Leader Moses wetangula in Bungoma
Image: JOHN NALIANYA