Mutula Kilonzo Jnr Reveals Kalonzo’s 'Plan B' If Not Picked Raila's Running Mate

Kilonzo Jnr revealed that Wiper has started collecting signatures in preparation of Kalonzo’s presidential bid should he miss the Azimio running mate slot.

May 13, 2022, 02:57 PM for gotta.news
Mutula Kilonzo Jnr and Kalonzo Musyoka
Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka PHOTO/COURTESY

Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr has revealed Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s back up plan in case the latter does not secure the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party running mate slot. 

In an interview with the Standard, the senator says the back up plan includes Kalonzo cutting ties with Azimio flag bearer Raila Odinga and contesting for the top seat by himself. 

Kilonzo Jnr added that Wiper has started collecting signatures in preparation of Kalonzo’s presidential bid should he miss the Azimio running mate slot. 

The party has since collected 2,000 signatures across 25 counties as required by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s (IEBC). 

The signature collections is expected to be concluded by Friday after which the National Management Council will announce Kalonzo’s presidential bid. 

“We agreed that the signature collection should start immediately and be complete by Thursday; we are looking ahead. We cannot be begging all the time. We are ahead of the game,” Kilonzo Jnr said. 

Kalonzo Musyoka and Raila Odinga PHOTO/COURTESY

This comes days after Kalonzo hinted at leaving Azimio if he will not be picked as Raila’s running mate. 

The Wiper leader said Deputy President William Ruto will be the huge beneficiary should Raila turn down his request. 

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“If I am not picked, its obvious that all the votes due unto me may troop to Ruto’s direction, is that what they want? It's rather obvious,” he said in an interview with Athiani FM.

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