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[PHOTOS] Kalonzo launches command centre for 2022 presidential bid

SKM Command Centre will act as the official communications centre for Kalonzo.

In Summary

•The secretariat dubbed the SKM Command Centre will act as the official communications centre for Kalonzo.

•The launch was attended by leaders allied to the former VP including the One Kenya Alliance leaders including ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi.

Hon Chris Wamalwa representing Moses Wetangula, Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Amani National Congress Leader Musalia Mudavadi and George Wainaina at the launch of the Wiper secretariat on August 9, 2021.
Hon Chris Wamalwa representing Moses Wetangula, Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Amani National Congress Leader Musalia Mudavadi and George Wainaina at the launch of the Wiper secretariat on August 9, 2021.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka on Monday launched his 2022 presidential campaign secretariat at the Wiper party offices.

The secretariat dubbed the 'SKM Command Centre' will act as the official communications centre for Kalonzo.

The launch was attended by One Kenya Alliance and ANC leader’s Musalia Mudavadi, Ford Kenya representative MP Chris Wamalwa and Kanu  representative and executive director George Wainaina.

Amani National Congress Leader Musalia Mudavadi and Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka, at the launch of the Wiper secretariat on August 9, 2021.
Amani National Congress Leader Musalia Mudavadi and Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka, at the launch of the Wiper secretariat on August 9, 2021.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

Kalonzo said Kenyans want a government that protects them, not one that harms them.

"We cannot elect leaders who seek to exploit our fears for their own political survival... we must properly diagnose what ails Kenya and develop blueprints that work," he said.

Mudavadi affirmed their commitment to continue working together as OKA for good of the country.

Amani National Congress Leader Musalia Mudavadi and Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka at the launch of the Wiper secretariat on August 9, 2021.
Amani National Congress Leader Musalia Mudavadi and Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka at the launch of the Wiper secretariat on August 9, 2021.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

The launch of the command centre comes barely two weeks after Kalonzo hired former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s key strategist in the last elections.

Kalonzo in July announced changes to his 2022 team roping in ex-Nasa chief executive officer Norman Magaya who worked closely with the ODM leader during the high stakes 2017 elections.

Hon Chris Wamalwa representing Moses Wetangula, Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Amani National Congress Leader Musalia Mudavadi and George Wainaina at the launch of the Wiper secretariat on August 9, 2021.
Hon Chris Wamalwa representing Moses Wetangula, Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Amani National Congress Leader Musalia Mudavadi and George Wainaina at the launch of the Wiper secretariat on August 9, 2021.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

Kalonzo also named Justine Kyambi as the new Wiper executive director taking over from university don Dr Jared Maaka Siso.

Siso, the longest serving Wiper executive director, is venturing into politics and will be contesting the Borabu parliamentary seat on a Wiper ticket during next year’s polls.