President Uhuru Kenyatta’s close lieutenants are said to be furious over former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka’s words that he will be former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s running mate in August.
Kalonzo, who tended to journalists at Wiper Democratic Movement party headquarters in Nairobi on Tuesday, said clearly he will be Raila Odinga’s deputy come August.
He additionally said they discusses this with Uhuru and Raila Odinga when they named their new coalition Azimio-One Kenya Alliance.
“Let us not talk about the obvious. We don’t discuss the obvious,” Kalonzo told journalists when asked whether he will be Deputy President in August.
Be that as it may, Kalonzo’s opinions went down not so well with Uhuru and his close lieutenants, who said Kalonzo is Johnny come late in the alliance and can’t be named as Raila’s running mate.
Uhuru’s men argue that they can win the August 9th polls without Kalonzo and therefore his entry must not complicate matters.
They said they maintain that Raila should pick Narc Kenya Chairperson Martha Karua or former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth as his running mate and not Kalonzo.