I Will Not Attend Azimio’s Running Mate Interviews

May 4, 2022
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Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has stated that he will not participate in the Azimio-One Kenya coalition’s running mate vetting process.

This follows the appointment of a seven-member team by the coalition’s council to assist presidential candidate Raila Odinga in selecting a suitable running mate.

Junet Mohamed, the secretary-general of the party’s Executive Committee, said the committee will be tasked with identifying and submitting the names of potential deputies for Odinga.Attending the interview, Kalonzo claims, will be “demeaning” because he should be an obvious choice for the position.

“I want to tell all Kenyans that I will not attend the said process. I find the entire thing demeaning to my person and will therefore distance myself from it,” Kalonzo was quoted by the Standard as saying. 

The interviews will begin today, May 4th, and end on May 10th, after which Odinga will announce the winner to the public.

The advisory committee set up by the Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya Alliance has been tasked with resolving the disagreements surrounding the presidential running debate.

Bishop Peter Njenga, Archbishop Zacchaeus Okoth, Senator Enoch Wambua, Michael Orwa, Dr. Noah Wekesa, Sheikh Mohamed Khalifa, and Beatrice Askul Moe are among the members of the team.

Meanwhile, presidential candidates now have until May 16 to submit their running mates to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), which moved the deadline from April 28 to May 16 last week.

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