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Kalonzo Musyoka Dismisses Azimio’s Running Mate Interviews: ‘I’m The Obvious Choice’

Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has said that he will not attend the Azimio-One Kenya coalition running mate vetting process. 

According to a report on The Standard, the former Vice President said he will not attend the interview, arguing that he is the best fit for the position. 

Kalonzo termed the process demeaning. 

“I want to tell all Kenyans that I will not attend the said process. I find the entire thing demeaning to my person and will therefore distance myself from it,” the Wiper leader said. 

The interviews will begin on Wednesday May 4 through to Tuesday, May 10 after which Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga will announce the winner to the public. 

This comes a week after the coalition’s council appointed a 7-member team to advise Raila Odinga in choosing a suitable running mate.

The party’s Executive Committee Secretary General Junet Mohamed said the committee will be tasked with identifying and submitting name of the potential candidates to deputize Odinga by May 10.  

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and ODM leader Raila Odinga PHOTO/COURTESY

The team will consist of; Bishop Peter Njenga, Archbishop Zacchaeus Okoth, Senator Enoch Wambua and Michael Orwa. 

Others are Dr. Noah Wekesa, Sheikh Mohamed Khalifa, and Beatrice Askul Moe. 

“Eligible candidates must demonstrate respect for the people, bring honour to the people and dignity to the office, promote public confidence in the integrity of the office and demonstrate the value that nomination to the office is a responsibility to serve the people rather than the power to rule them

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“They must also demonstrate personal integrity in public and private life, impartiality in decision making, selfless service based solely on public interest, accountability to the public and discipline and commitment in service of the people,” said Junet.

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