KIBRA

Wiper to front Prezzo as Kibra MP candidate in 2022, to probe Twitter page 'hacking'

In Summary

• Kalonzo also said through his Twitter account that Prezzo will vie for the seat in 2022.

Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka welcomes Prezzo to the party on Tuesday 10, 2019.
Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka welcomes Prezzo to the party on Tuesday 10, 2019.
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Wiper Democratic Movement has shed light on the its position on the Kibra by-election.

The party communication department said through a statement on Tuesday that party leader Kalonzo Musyoka received rapper Jackson Makini, popularly known as Prezzo, to the party.

"While it is true that CMB Prezzo was today received by WDM-K party leader Kalonzo Musyoka as the newest member of the party, he has no intention of vying  for the seat now but in 2022," Onesmus Kilonzo, the Wiper head of communications, said.

The party has also clarified that the posts on its official party Twitter account claiming that Prezzo will be in the Kibra by-election should be ignored.

The party said it had launched investigations into possible hacking of its Twitter account.

Kalonzo also said through his Twitter account that Prezzo will vie for the seat in 2022.

The account, however, did not indicate whether he would be an aspirant in the upcoming by-election or was being prepared for 2022.

Kalonzo's personal assistant Dennis Onyango said, "It was decided that he would not contest in the by-election but would instead be Wiper's candidate in 2022. For now, we will not have a candidate in the by-election."

Prezzo approached the party for its ticket for the by-elections but the party settled for 2022 main elections after a lengthy talk.