With exactly a week to the highly anticipated polls, the political rhetoric across the country is getting louder with each passing day.
Over the weekend, former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko pulled a surprise move after he ditched Azimio la Umoja coalition to join Deputy President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza alliance.
This comes two days after he threatened to quit Kalonzo Musyoka’s wiper party as he demanded that Wiper fronts his running mate, Kisauni MP Ali Mbogo for the Mombasa gubernatorial seat after he was disqualified from the race over integrity issues.
A few weeks ago, Sonko had met President Uhuru Kenyatta and joined him in a series of rallies around Nairobi where he rallied Nairobi residents to support Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua.
During a rally in Kitui on Saturday, DP Ruto once again tried to court Kalonzo stating that he regretted the former VP’s treatment in Azimio and added that he will save him if he wins the presidency on August 9.
In a rejoinder, however, the Wiper leader dismissed Ruto’s remarks that he (Kalonzo) had been lied to by Raila and hit out at the DP telling him he is not interested in his job offer.
Do you think Kalonzo could pull the mother of all surprises and dump Azimio for Ruto before the elections?
Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Kuria Drags Uhuru and Sabina Into Msando’s Saga
Five Years ago, IEBC Director of ICT Mr. Christopher Musando was found murdered alongside a young lady who was later identified as Caroline Ngumbu.
According to the autopsy and photo evidence taken on the bodies, the two died a painful death.
DP Ruto Beats Raila in New Polls 7 Days to Elections
According to fresh presidential opinion polls by Radio Africa, Kenya Kwanza Alliance presidential candidate William Ruto is statistically tied with his counterpart from Azimio la Umoja, Raila Odinga.
Ruto leads Raila in the race for the State House, according to the final and most recent Radio Africa Group poll, with 45 percent of the vote.
Magoha Speaks on KNEC Exams Incase Of A Runoff
Education cabinet secretary professor George Magoha on Sunday announced the dates for half term break which will coincide with the upcoming general election.
Magoha said half term break will begin on August 6 and end on August 15 whereby all learners are expected to report back to school to resume their studies.