'WE ARE UNITED'

Kalonzo leads Oka brigade campaigns in his Ukambani backyard

The trio alongside other leaders took their 2022 drive to Makueni

In Summary

•They drummed support for Wiper candidate Eisho Mwaiwa in the Nguu-Musumba ward by-election scheduled for October 14.

•They promised to unveil their presidential flag bearer in due course.

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka during Oka political rally in Makueni on Monday.
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka during Oka political rally in Makueni on Monday.
Image: GEORGE OWITI

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Monday led his One Kenya Alliance principals Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), and Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetangula in Ukambani political tour. 

The trio alongside MPs, MCAs, senators, woman representatives, among other leaders took their 2022 campaigns to Makueni.

They drummed support for Wiper candidate Eisho Mwaiwa in the Nguu-Musumba ward by-election scheduled for October 14.

The leaders were accompanied by Cyrus Jirongo, Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku, Senators Mutula Kilonzo Junior (Makueni) and Sylvia Kasanga (nominated).

Others were MPs Patrick Makau (Mavoko), Thadius Zambia (Kilome), Makali Mulu (Kitui Central), Joshua Kimilu (Kaiti), Recho Nyamai (Kitui South), and Jesica Mbalu (Kibwezi East).

Woman representatives Rose Museo (Makueni) and her Kitui counterpart Irene Kasalu also accompanied the Oka brigade.

The leaders assured Kenyans of their unity ahead of the 2022 elections.

They promised to unveil their presidential flag bearer in due course.

“Kalonzo and I have been good friends, we have walked together as lawyers. We have our brother Mudavadi, Jirongo and Kanu leader Gideon Moi who has sent a representative. We are strong,” Wetangula said.

They addressed residents during stop overs in Mukuyani, Kitende, Masumba, Kikumini, among other shopping cetres.

The leaders urged Kenyans to register as voters during the ongoing national voter registration exercise.

“You must register as a voter so that you be ready to unite with other Kenyans in 2022,” Wetangula said.

He said the time had come to take back Kenya to where retired President Mwai Kibaki left it economically.

“Kalonzo and I were in government. Now we have Musalia and others. Amongst us, one must become President in 2022. This will depend on your strength as electorates and our unity as Oka principals,” Wetangula said.

“You strengthen us.”

Mudavadi urged residents to show solidarity in supporting Kalonzo by voting his Wiper candidate in the ward by-election.

“Register as voters ahead of the 2022 polls. IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati said since 2017 only 150,000 new voters have been registered so far while 5 million youths have been issued with national identification cards during the same period,” Mudavadi said.

He asked chiefs, nyumba kumi members alongside local leaders and government officials to ensure those with national identification cards register as voters.

Jirongo said Kenyans have confidence in Oka.

“We want a leadership that can be trusted,” Jirongo said.

Kalonzo assured the residents of free and fair Wiper nominations ahead of the 2022 elections.

He said Oka will rid the country of corruption if it forms the next government.

“We will end corruption. Proceeds recovered from corrupt leaders will be used for education. There will be free secondary education and enough money recovered from corrupt leaders,” Kalonzo said.

“I have been a minister. I have never seen a level of corruption like the one witnessed between 2013 – 2017. Parastatals have been destroyed by those who shared the government 50-50.”

On the expected ruling between Kenya and Somalia on boundaries dispute, the leaders said our territories must be protected.

“I am the one who signed documents to put that boundary when I was the Foreign Affairs Minister,” Wetangula said.

“We call on the government not to compromise the territorial integrity of our country. We must defend our territory with whatever means necessary to ensure Kenya remains a unitary state respected in international boundaries .”

 

Edited by Kiilu Damaris

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka with his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetangula in Kibwezi West, Makueni on Monday.
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka with his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetangula in Kibwezi West, Makueni on Monday.
Image: GEORGE OWITI