Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka has opened a new front of battle with NARC Kenya Leader Martha Karua over who will succeed Azimio nominee Raila Odinga once his one-year term ends.
Kalonzo refuted the notion that Martha Karua will inevitably succeed Raila when the time comes, adding that he will succeed Baba before Martha since the country is not ready for a woman president.
Wiper’s leader said that he had taken sufficient steps to succeed Raila in 2027.
“We are not stopping until we take Kenya’s presidency. Since President Kenyatta will retire and Odinga will become the president and Martha Karua his deputy, are you telling me that once Odinga retires, Martha should become the president? Don’t you think we have just aligned properly to succeed Odinga? We are not kidding,” Kalonzo said.
Kalonzo, who just rejoined the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition, reminded his Ukambani neighbors that a vote for Raila is a vote for Kalonzo.
“Please keep in mind that if you vote for Mr. Odinga again, you will also be voting for me.” Let us vote for Odinga with greater vigour than we did in the 2013 and 2017 elections,” Kalonzo said.
President Uhuru Kenyatta praised Raila for choosing Martha Karua as his running mate during the Madaraka Day celebrations, saying that Kenya is set to make history by electing the first woman Deputy President in the Iron Lady come August.