The National Super Alliance is intact, Wiper Democratic Movement leader Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka has assured.
Speaking today at a political rally in Matinyani during a campaign rally for the party’s Kitui West by-election candidate, Mrs Edith Nyenze, Kalonzo disputed press reports that NASA was on its deathbed.
Contrary to what many Kenyans believe, the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga does not mean that the Orange Democratic Movement leader has joined Jubilee. “Raila has not joined Jubilee and is fully behind NASA,” he said.
Kalonzo cautioned media against speculating about the fall of NASA, adding that the Alliance will continue to push its agenda to bring about reforms in the country.
The NASA co-principal, who declared himself as the glue that holds NASA, said he will strive to ensure that the Opposition Alliance holds together.
“We have invested a lot in NASA, we cannot allow NASA to die, I am the glue that holds NASA together” declared Kalonzo
Supporting the Uhuru-Raila Peace Initiative, Kalonzo called for an all-inclusive consultation. “We are ready for an all-inclusive consultation that will ensure peace and stability for the country. We would not like chaos in Kenya,” he said.
Kalonzo gave a blow-by-blow account of his political journey from 2007 to date, declaring that he no longer had any debts to pay. He told of how he had assisted Kibaki in 2007 when he (Kibaki) was facing the political guillotine from Raila and his team.
He narrated his experiences with the Shuttle Diplomacy in defence of Uhuru and Deputy President William Ruto, after which he was shunted out.
“Shortly before the 2013 General Election, elders asked me whether I had any issues with Raila. I said, ‘No, I have no issues with him…only that he had insulted me by calling me a watermelon.”
He said he had repaid his debt to Raila after supporting him in two General Elections where the pair won but “our victory was stolen each time by Jubilee.”
Kalonzo urged Kitui West constituents to turn out in large numbers on March 26th to vote for Mrs. Nyenze.
Those who accompanied Kalonzo included Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua, and MPs Makali Mulu (Kitui Central), Gideon Mulyungi (Mwingi Central), Charles Nguna (Mwingi West), Women Reps Kamene Kasimbi (Machakos) and Irene Kasalu (Kitui), Kitui County Assembly Speaker George Ndotto and his Makueni counterpart Mbilu, as well as several MCAS.
Senator Wambua condemned attempts by ODM senators to dethrone Ford Kenya leader from his position as Minority Leader of the Senate. He said Wiper, Amani National Congress and Ford Kenya were against the move.
Kitui Central MP Makali Mulu led his colleagues in supporting Kalonzo’s standpoint on dialogue. “Wiper as a party supports national unity and reconciliation. But our position as Wiper is that national dialogue must be structured and be done in an inclusive manner,” Makali said.