Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s political fate seems unclear yet again just over two months to the high stakes general elections.
According to recent reports, however, all indications point to a reunion between the Ukambani kingpin and the Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya alliance after days of negotiations involving himself, ODM supremo Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In the new arrangements, the Wiper boss is said to have negotiated for five cabinet slots, including the Chief Cabinet Secretary post he had been promised earlier and also a 30% share of diplomatic posts.
However, Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana and his Kitui counterpart Charity Ngilu, who have been campaigning for Raila aggressively unlike Kalonzo, have warned that the coalition should not give Musyoka preferential treatment should the latter rejoin Azimio la Umoja.
Prof Kibwana had earlier demanded that the alliance involve leaders of affiliate parties in any talks with Kalonzo while Ngilu had said she was ready to take the Chief Cabinet Secretary post should Musyoka fail to rejoin Azimio.
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