A group of professionals based in Kitui has called on Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka to work with like-minded politicians like President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Led by Campbell Munyambu, Mwingi Professionals Forum on Sunday advised Kalonzo not to bank on Raila Odinga’s support for his presidential bid in 2022.
This comes after the former Vice President announced he will run for presidency in 2022 during an interview with KTN News last week.
“I will not only be a candidate but a formidable candidate and one who is poised to win,” Kalonzo said.
Speaking in Mwingi town, Munyambu said Kalonzo was best poised to take over from president Uhuru. He urged the Wiper leader to work closely with the president in order to gain his trust and support.
“We would expect Raila to support Kalonzo for the presidency because he (Kalonzo) has supported him twice for the presidency. However, we are telling our leader not to bank on Raila’s support because he seems to be greedy with power,” Munyambu said.
According to Munyambu, who is the coordinator of the forum, Raila’s popularity has declined because people are tired of his ambitions.
“We have supported Raila severally and he lost. People are now fatigued with his ambitions, it would be a waste of time to support him again because his support base has dwindled significantly,” he said.
Kalonzo has also been urged to work with Kanu party leader and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.
While accompanying Mr Moi for a fundraiser in Muthale, Kitui County recently, Kalonzo noted that hi party was considering a political merger with Kanu ahead of 2022 presidential elections.
“The senior Moi told me to work very closely with Gideon and president Uhuru. Soon you are going to see a merger between Kanu and Wiper,” Kalonzo said.